Contact Us

Use the form on the bottom right to contact us (including academic & media enquiries) or email

For those seeking information regarding the data in the records, documented within our archives, you must first register as a member. Please note that there are strict data protection regulations in place regarding access to these records (please read our Data Protection and GDPR policies). For these and ALL genealogical enquiries please use this form (Click the Link) 

We will be shortly opening membership for the ANSEO! Project. Members include volunteers, supporters, sponsors and those wishing to learn more of the records we hold. We appreciate the support both, financial and in volunteering, to help us in our work. Please use the form above if you wish to keep updated on this & other news.

You may also write to: The Manager, The ANSEO! Project,

Moygownagh Community Centre, Moygownagh,

Co. Mayo, Ireland, F26 XRR9.

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Founded by historian & actor Liam Alex Heffron, the ANSEO! project digitally archives our statutory national school records, by gathering the images of each page, of each record book, taken by our enthusiastic volunteers. The result is a unique archive of digital records from primary schools and their communities, holding a wealth of interest for genealogists, academics, historians and any of us who went to school in one of these schools.


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School publications

Schools, while being a central focal point to the communities that they serve, are but part of that close-knit rural community. To better understand a school's records, a knowledge of the surrounding local history is advantageous.

In latter years, many schools have commemorated various milestone events in their history, such as centenaries, renovations or associations of their school with public figures. Commemorative booklets and Centenary books were often published in association with these celebrations, which can contain valuable information of historical interest, such as interviews with past pupils and teachers, old photographs and local history articles. Where possible, such booklets have been sourced during the cataloguing of a school’s statutory records and also digitally copied.

Local History publications

Many local history books and booklets have been published, often by knowledgable local historians, incorporating local school history. These locally produced publications are often now difficult to find, since they often only sold in small quantities. As part of the ANSEO! project, these books and booklets have also been digitally archived to better provide a better understanding of the background, and community context of the local school records. 


All Commemorative booklets and Centenary books published as digital booklets are deemed to be out of copyright, or have the permission of the copyright holder. Certain pages may be redacted due to data protection issues or privacy concerns.