There has never been a better time to research Irish family history. A revolution in access to Irish genealogical records has taken place over the past decade.
Before you go near any records, talk to your family. It makes no sense to spend days trawling through databases to find out your great-grandmother’s surname if someone in the family already knows it.
I can help you with your research, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can contact you to gather some information to start with.