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1901 and 1911 census for Ireland - free

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Moonbeam Report 4 Jun 2010 03:07

Does anyone know when the 1901 Irish Census was taken? I've looked around the site but cannot find anything that says the time of year it was taken. I have a child who is 2 months old on the census so would like to know when it was taken so I can compare it to the birth record which I plan on getting.

When searching to-day I had trouble finding a family that I had on the 1911. The name was Edwards but nothing was showing up for the area I was looking in. I then tried the wildcard - just typed in Ed* - and found the family. The name had been spelled Edwardes. So it's worth trying wildcard searches if you are not finding who you are looking for.


Frances Report 4 Jun 2010 11:54

Moonbeam the 1901 census as taken on 31st March 1901


Moonbeam Report 4 Jun 2010 13:02

Thanks Frances.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2010 14:16
The 1901 census was taken on Sunday 31 March 1901 and recorded every man, woman and child alive on the island of Ireland on that date.
The 1901 and 1911 censuses are the only surviving full censuses of Ireland open to the public. Both censuses cover the island of Ireland. They were released to public inspection in 1961, because of the stream of requests for information about people's ages, particularly those born before civil registration of births began in 1864.
The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2 April 1911.

It is well worth exploring the National Archives site with its wealth of information including photographs, for instance here -

There will be errors and mistranscriptions, just as one finds in other countries' census.

Happy hunting :-)


Kathleen Report 7 Jun 2010 13:18

thanks for this Joy

Nudging it up for my benefit, and anybody else interested

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 7 Jun 2010 20:12

Had my fingers firmly crossed for a lead on my GGrandmother's ancestry in the 1901....

The only info I have is from GGrandmother's marriage certificate, Census returns, an Employer's (Archivist) 'best guess' and family 'lore'.

Sadly 'fingers crossed' didn't help :-(

Hope others have more success.



Persephone Report 8 Jun 2010 10:51

Thank you very much Joy.

There's a wee drop of the Irish in quite a few of us in NZ.


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2010 12:13

You're welcome :-)

Wishing success, whether major or minor, to all those with a drop of Irish in them :-)


tricia Report 10 Jun 2010 14:43


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 10 Jun 2010 21:29

It's my pleasure :-)

There is such fascinating information in that site, too, about the social history.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 20 Sep 2010 23:16

For Helen.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 22 Sep 2010 08:35

- for Linda.


Wade Report 22 Jan 2011 03:32

The UK Government are really foolish not to make the UK censuses free too rather trying to extract extortionate amounts of money for not very slick services. This is a classic public good where the additional cost of user access is zero. More to the point it would be a significant vote winner given the large number of people interested in the subject and would help foster a sense of national identity and interest in the UK from those in the US, Australia, NZ, Canada etc with ancestors in the UK

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Jan 2011 15:29

Brought forward for Karen and Patricia.


tricia Report 23 Feb 2011 14:01


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 24 Feb 2011 20:29

nudging again


tricia Report 11 May 2011 13:58


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Jun 2011 10:55

- for another Joy :)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Jul 2011 14:20

For Bethan.


oldbean Report 12 Jul 2011 21:52

Good Evening
Thank you for the link to this site, I have just had a look for a possible Irish Ancestor, I see that we have on the Census, Name, Townland/Street, DED and County. I am sorry if I appear ignorant but what does DED stand for? I am sure someone will know.
Thank you if you can help.