If your relative was a doctor or a pharmacist in Ireland, FindMyPast.ie has a new offering that will interest you. The Medical Directory for Ireland was first published in 1852, detailing the locations and publications of medical practitioners who held qualifications as either apothecaries (pharmacists) or doctors in Ireland. The Medical Act of 1858 set out to regulate the medical profession and abolish unlicensed practitioners.
All doctors and pharmacists in the country were asked to fil out a form and send it in for registration with the General Medical Council. However, not all doctors and pharmacists are listed. A passage in the preface to the Directory indicates that many doctors didn’t return this circular to confirm their details.
In addition to listing practicing professionals, the Directory contains Obituaries of medical professionals.
You can learn more at http://goo.gl/wPRIU.