The Reading Room of the National Archives will be closed until 10 a.m. on Monday 6 October and Monday 10 November. Any inconvenience is regretted.
- Archives Storage and Preservation Division
- Conservation and preservation
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- Special Projects Division
- Legislation governing the National Archives
- National Archives’ responsibility for archives
- Responsibility for Departmental records
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- Ministerial responsibility for archives
- National Archives Advisory Council
- Annual reports of the NAAC
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- 27th EBNA Conference and 14th EAG Meeting
- European Heads of Conservation 5th Meeting
- 'Lovers of Liberty?' Local Government in 20th century Ireland by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
- Statute rolls of the Irish parliament, Richard III – Henry VIII edited by Dr Philomena Connolly
- Counties in Time - documents and commentaries from the National Archives of Ireland
Interested in pursuing a career in conservation and getting hands-on experience of working in the conservation division of a cultural institution? If so, you may be interested in this NAI conservation notice which outlines the potential work and essential requirements together with contact details for sending your CV and covering letter.
The National Archives is continually adding to its online catalogue both newly accessioned material and legacy material that has been listed to modern archival standards. View the latest additions to the catalogue for September at “What’s new in the online catalogue“.
The September Document of the Month features a published baronial map of Iveragh, county Kerry, from the 17th-century Down Survey.
The National Archives is listing and making available files that relate to compensation claims for property losses during the Civil War period, 1921-1923, and files for counties Cork and Kerry are now available to search online.
Further releases of the compensation files will be searchable as and when those for the remaining counties are listed.
The ”Guide to the records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland“ by former Assistant Deputy Keeper of the Public Records Herbert Wood is now available to consult on our website. Published in 1919, the guide lists the collections lodged in the PROI at that time, many of which were subsequently destroyed in the fire during the civil war in 1922.
The National Archives, in partnership with FindMyPast and FamilySearch, has placed online some valuable new genealogical resources which complement the material already on our genealogy website. They are:
Census survivals, 1821-1851; surviving and copy census returns from the pre-famine period, with considerable clusters of records for places like Cavan, Meath and Antrim;
Census Search Forms, 1841-1851; records of searches in the census records pre-1922 to provide proof of age as eligibility for the Old Age Pension, introduced in 1909. These records give names and ages of members of the family in 1841 or 1851, and very often the maiden name of the applicant’s mother.
These collections deal with 600,000 individuals in all, a substantial record of an important period in Irish history while the final tranche of our Soldiers’ Wills covering 1917-1918 are now also available to search online.
The National Archives holds a collection of soldiers’ wills for Irishmen who served in the British army in the 19th and early 20th century. These wills were made by non-commissioned soldiers who were encouraged by the army to make a will before leaving for active service.
There is a small number of wills surviving for Irishmen who served in the British army in the late 19th century and during the South African wars of 1898-1902; however, the vast majority of the collection dates from the First World War. We have digitised all these records and the entire collection is now available free online where researchers will be able to search the collection and view digitised images of the original wills.