Valuation Office Revision Books

Valuation Office Revision Books (or Cancelled Books)

The Valuation Office Revision Books are updated versions of Griffith’s Valuation that recorded any changes to the occupancy, ownership, size or value of a property. The books run from the mid 1850s to the 1970s when the valuation of non-commercial property in Ireland ceased. This means that it is possible to trace the occupancy or ownership of a property forward or backward over 120 years.

The Books are organised by townland, electoral division, civil parish and county. The Revision Books for the Republic of Ireland are not available online.

If you would like to purchase images of the Revision Books for a property in the Republic of Ireland, please fill in the form below.

**The Valuation Office Research Room was closed to the public on 13th March 2020 and reopened briefly for one week in mid September before being closed again.  We will accept orders for copies of Valuation Office Revision Books, but we will not be able to meet these orders until the office reopens.  No date for reopening has been set and the office may not reopen until June 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

The fee for each order is €45

We can only work from a household that has already been confirmed as being present in the townland. This requires that you identify a household in either Griffith’s Valuation or the 1901 or 1911 Census of Ireland.

It is vital that the townland name and family name provided by you in the order form below is accurate. We do not provide a refund if the information submitted is incorrect.  Please use either the 1901 or 1911 Census of Ireland or Griffith’s Valuation to establish the name of the head of the household and the correct spelling of the townland as well as the district electoral division or civil parish.

Once your order has been fulfilled, we will email you with digital images of the relevant page or pages from the Revision Books, for the household you requested.


Valuation Office Revision Books Order Form

Terms and Conditions

Copies of items will only be obtained according to the copyright permissions of the holding repository. Copies of items are provided on the understanding that no copy will be reproduced without the permission of the holding repository and copies are supplied for the purpose research and private study only and not for publication in any form. By using Timeline’s Genealogy Clerk Service you are agreeing to the terms and conditions stated above.