"Ireland, a large island of Europe, W of Great Britain, between lon. The face of the country is level; it is well watered with lakes and rivers, and the soil, in most parts, good and fertile. long and 160 broad, and containing 19,436,000 acres divided up into 4 provinces; Ulster N, Leinster E, Munster S, and Connaught to the W, and subdivided into 32 counties. The climate is in general more temperate than that of other countries in the same latitude; at the same time it is much more inclined to moisture ...The Old Age Pensions Act 1908 introduced a non-contributory pension for eligible people aged 70 and over.
Copies of many national records up to 1922 are available in both the NAI and PRONI and similarly registration records in GRO and GRONI.
locdescid=5&desc=Local libraries (NI)#addresses/ Dublin City Council Digital Archive: As part of the United Kingdom, Irish records have historically been created and archived in Britain.
The UK National Archives have produced some guides to their archives
Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.
The principal rivers are the Shannon, Bandon, Lee, Blackwater or Broadwater, Liffey, Boyne, Sure, Burrow, Slane, and Bann; lakes, lough Neagh, or the lake of Killarney, the most distingished for its beauties, lough Erne, and lough Corrib.
The original images are held in the National Archives of Ireland and the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.