The Irish Land Register is one of the most advanced land registers in Europe. The Register is fully computerised and all registered land parcels have recently been digitised. The final phase of our Digital Mapping Project was completed in July 2010 and this has marked a major milestone in the history of land registration in Ireland.
The Register consists of textual and spatial information (folios and maps). The land in each county is divided into folios, one for each individual ownership or title. Each folio is numbered sequentially within the county division.
The Register is conclusive evidence of title to property and any right, privilege, appurtenance or burden appearing thereon. The title shown on the folio is guaranteed by the State which is bound to indemnify any person who suffers loss through a mistake made by the Land Registry.
Maps (Title Plans)
(Sample Title Plan)
The Land Registry operates a non-conclusive boundary system which means that the map does not indicate whether a boundary includes a hedge or wall or ditch etc. However, the physical features along which the boundaries run must be accurately identified.
Land Registry Services play a vital role in maintaining and guaranteeing the title to property in the State.
The folios and maps constitute a public record and any person can apply to inspect a folio on payment of the appropriate fee. You can also obtain certified copies of folios or folio/title plans by completing the relevant Forms and sending them along with the appropriate fee to:
Customer Service Unit
Property Registration Authority
First Published 15 October 2009
Updated 4 August 2010