Eagle-eyed Chris Dunham of The Genealogue already spotted this great news, and I couldn't be more excited! So many Irish records were destroyed in The Troubles (to learn more about this, check out this interview with Irish genealogy guru, John Grenham), and those that remain seem to have mostly been kept offline. But that's starting to change with the 1911 Dublin census now available online!
I've got six branches of Irish including folks from Counties Kerry, Cork, Antrim and Longford. Even though most of my Irish came here in the 1800s, siblings inevitably stayed behind so this will now provide a means to locate collateral lines. Better yet, I'm delighted to see that next on the list are Counties Kerry and Antrim, so I shouldn't have to wait much longer to revel in fresh family details!
In the meantime, I had a search for an alleged (still trying to prove it), collateral line of mine I knew to have resided in Dublin. This religion column -- probably not the most typical for a 1911 Irish family -- makes me more convinced that this probably is my family. Only my family would be this mixed up!