Irish Genealogy is the official website for genealogy and family history records held by the Irish government and operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage, and Gaeltacht. This site includes the 1901 and 1911 Census returns for Ireland in addition to indexes of civil registers of births, marriages, and deaths. All are searchable online and are provided free of charge.
“The Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths are the official State records of Births, Marriages and Deaths in Ireland. The registers of births, marriages and deaths and the related indexes are maintained by the Registrar General in the General Register Office. The Index books can be viewed at the General Register Office, Werburgh Street, Dublin 2.”
“The Indexes to the Civil Records of Irish Births, Deaths and Marriages date from 1864 with non-Roman Catholic Marriages recorded from 1845. The indexes to Births over 100 years old, the indexes to Marriages over 75 years old and the indexes to Deaths over 50 years old.”