Resources

We hope you find these links useful in your research. If you can recommend any that we should include here, please do email us.

Killaloe Library hold a number of key books on the history of Killaloe and Ballina. Please scroll down for a list of these.

Clare County Archives have many historical images of Killaoe and Ballina online.

Clare Library Local Studies Centre can be visited in Ennis or checked online.

Tipperary Studies hold a comprehensive collection of material.

An excellent guide to finding your roots in Killaloe and Ballina, written by acclaimed local genealogist Paddy Waldron, can be found here.

Read Online

The Great Houses of Clare during WW1
The Families of County Clare, Ireland

Some Books on Killaloe/Ballina Held in Killaloe Public Library

Griffin, Kevin M. & Griffin, Kevin A. Ballina/Boher Parish, Our History and Traditions
Kierse, Seán. Historic Killaloe, A Guide to its Antiquities
Kierse, Seán. Land & People of Killaloe Parish
Kierse, Seán. Education in the Parish of Killaloe
Kierse, Seán. The Famine Years in the Parish of Killaloe 1845-1851 
Kierse, Seán. The Killaloe Anthology
Kierse, Seán. Portraits of Killaloe
Kierse, Seán. Priests & Religious of Killaloe Parish, Co. Clare
Kierse, Seán. History of Smith O’Brien GAA Club 1886 – 1987
Murdoch, Henry. My Killaloe – A Nostalgic Tour of Heritage Towns Killaloe/Ballina
Murdoch, Henry. Remembering Killaloe, A Memoir
Owen, Edwin (Rt Rev). St Flannan’s Cathedral Killaloe, A Short History

Folders on Killaloe/Ballina Local History Held in Killaloe Public Library

Killaloe A Guide and Historical References – Compiled by a FÁS Project 1992
Killaloe Local History – Compilation of articles on Killaloe by Gráinne Ryan 1993
Killaloe Local History (1739 – 1997) – Compilation of articles by Clasp Local Studies Project in association with FÁS 1998
Copy of the Schools Folklore Commission records for Killaloe 1938

Some Books on Brian Boru Held in Killaloe Public Library

Duffy, Seán. Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
Llywelyn, Morgan. 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Ireland
McGettigan, Darren. The Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday 1014
Ni Mhaoinaigh, Máire. Brian Boru
Weir, Hugh. Brian Boru

Entries for Killaloe/Ballina in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

Lakeside House
Ferns Hollow
Church of Our Lady and St Lua, Ballina
Abbey House
The Deanery
Killaloe Bridge, also here
John Crotty Italian Warehouse
Ballyvalley House
Clarisford Palace
St Flannan’s Roman Catholic Church
Killaloe Courthouse

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