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Useful Links

Midlands Ireland - opportunities for living, learning ,enterprise and tourism in the Midland Counties including Longford

Longford County Council -delivering a wide range of services to the citizens of County Longford

Longford Town Council -delivering a wide range of services to the citizens of Longford Town

Longford Community Portal -Longford's Online Community Portal

Polish Community - Polish language website for Polish community living in Longford

Longford County Enterprise Board-the site that promotes and stimulates economic activity in Co. Longford.

Longford Community Resources Ltd. -promoting positive change in social, economic, cultural and environmental development in Co. Longford.

Longford Women's Link - promoting equality, safety and support for women in Longford.

EGovernment Links:

Census 2011 SapMap -latest installment of Census 2011 results include a webtool whereusers can click on their own area of the map and instantly access a full set of stats in relation to their own area

Government Departments - the Irish Government website with links to all government departments and organisations.

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage - an Irish Government website dedicated to Architectural Heritage

Citizen's Information -an Irish EGovernment website providing public service information for Ireland

Central Statistics Office- provides statistics in relation to population, economy, industry, agriculture and environment in Ireland.

Climate Change- provides information on Ireland's Plan of Action on Climate Change.

European Union - online gateway to the European Union

Callcosts -this site isa free, up-to-date, easy to use and independent website that covers most phone, mobile and broadband plans in Ireland and is run by ComReg, the Commission for Communications Regulations

Ask Comreg - Commission for Communications Regulations in Ireland

Library Links:

Ask About Ireland -online database of original material from the local studies collections'of Irish Public Libraries.

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna -the advisory body on public libraries to national and local government.

Borrow Books - allows you search online the library catalogues of Irish Public Libraries to locate and request an item.

Irish Libraries'Website - publishes news and information about libraries in Ireland

Irish Public Library Buildings Portal - an online database of Irish Public Library Buildings

Lifesteps-using the internet one step at a time with your local public library

Websites for Parents , Teenagers and Children:

Internet Safety - Government Office For Internet Safety in Ireland.

Webwise - a website for parents and children dealing with everything you wanted to know about surfing the Internet

Saferinternet - Insafe network of organisations promoting internet safety.

Watch Your Space-developed by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) this site offers practical tips advice and support for teenagers who use the web.

Childline- one of the services run by ISPCC part funded by the EU Safer Internet Programme. Childline provides a service where children and young people affected bt issues or content encountered on the internet may turn for advice and guidance.

Teenspace - a national website set up by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to provide information on events, activities and recreation services for children and young people.

Childrens' Books Ireland -the national children's book organisation of Ireland.

Chris Thompson - Chris's website offers resources for storytelling, drama and creative writing for children, parents and teachers.

Poetry Ireland-thousands of children enjoy the experience of a writer visit each year through Poetry Ireland's Writers in Schools Scheme

Children's Book Publishers in Ireland-find details of childrens books published in Ireland from picture books,middle readers, educational titles.

Kids Reads -new titles, reviews, classics, series, reading lists and much more about books for children

Ask Jeeves for Kids-just type in a question and then "Ask"

Mocks- website with free reources for 2nd level students.

Genealogy Online Resources

www.nationalarchives.ie
Contains links to a variety of records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history, eg 1911 census of Ireland

www.askaboutireland.ie
Links to genealogical resources such as Griffith’s Land Valuation 1854 and also contains a wealth of local history information.
www.brsgenealogy.com
Contains the largest online searchable collection of Parish records for Ireland.

www.irishorigins.com
Contains links to a variety of genealogical resources such a British and Irish Passenger Lists: 1890-1891 and Index of Irish Wills etc

www.sources.nli.ie
Sources is a National Library of Ireland database for Irish research which contains over 180,000 catalogue records for Irish manuscripts and for articles in Irish periodicals.)
You can search across:
• All of the National Library’s manuscripts catalogued up to the 1980s
• Irish manuscripts held in other libraries and archives in Ireland and worldwide, listed between the 1940s and the 1970s
• Articles, reviews and other content that appeared in over 150 Irish journals up to 1969

www.digital.nli.ie
This website contains up to 100,000 historic images of Ireland taken from the National Library of Ireland’s photographic collections. Digitised collections include: Lawrence, Clarke, Eason, Independent Newspaper, Keogh, Poole and Tempest collections.

www.familysearch.org
Free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world.

www.irishgenealogy.ie
Provides information on the many ways of tracing your family history and contains 1.3 million church records mainly for Dublin and Kerry.

www.failteromhat.com
Family history site with links to a variety of genealogical sources such as national trade directories, newspapers, census records etc.

www.firesidetales.com

A series of books about historical lie in County Longford produced by local historian, Jude Flynn.