The Registry of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining deeds in Ireland. Searches in person can be performed at no cost, or there are charges related to searching the indexes.

 

For a free search, try the Registry of Deeds Index Project.

 

Types of Records held
Registry of Deeds records date from 1708 and are held in a combination of manual, micro-film and electronic formats. All records from January 1970 onwards are held electronically.”

Searches
Our records date from 1708.  There are two indices that can be researched, the Names Index or the Townlands Index.

In order to trace any deed the following information is necessary:

a)     Names of all parties to the deed
b)     The date of deed
c)     Situation of premises e.g. Street or Townland and location e.g. City, Town or County.

All information relating to pre 1833 must be searched by attending the office in person. Our office is open to the public from 10 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). We do not provide Official Searches prior to that year.”

“Registry of Deeds records are available to the public and can be searched in a number of ways:

  • Official Search – An Application Form 11 is submitted by post to the Office and is conducted and checked by Registry Officials, the results will be issued by post. The fee is €20 per name, for each specified lands or premises, for each period of ten years or part thereof.
  • Hand Search – A Hand Search is carried out by attending the office The fee is €2 per name, for each specified lands or premises, for each period of ten years or part thereof.
  • Online  – Registry of Deeds online searching is available to all landdirect.ie business account holders. Users are now able to search our records online from 1970 to date and will also be able to order Official Searches and Copy Memorials/Application Forms online. (Non-account holders may access these records at the Public Office in the Registry of Deeds.)”

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