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Ireland Historic Crime, Prison & Court Records Online

A list of crime, prison & court records for Ireland available online for genealogists, family historians, writers, teachers and students. Both free & paid sites.

Free Transcripts from the surviving materials relating to transportation to Australia from Ireland between 1791 and 1853. Images are not online. See the National Archives of Ireland's guide to their complete holdings of transportation records.

Subscription These records cover 3,127,598 prisoners who spent time in Irish prisons between 1790 and 1924. The records include the name of the prisoners, and in some cases the names next of kin and victims.

Subscription The Petty Sessions handled the bulk of lesser legal cases, both criminal and civil - crimes range from allowing a cow to stray on a neighbour's land to minor assault. There are 22 million surviving records for Ireland. These records will be added to on an annual basis as the 100 year redaction rule dictates.