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Closure – Monday 28 April at 16.30

April 14th, 2014

The Reading Room of the National Archives will close on Monday 28 April at 16.30.


Any inconvenience is regretted.


Temporary closure of certain archives

April 11th, 2014

As a result of ongoing refurbishment works, there will be a temporary closure of certain archives held in the National Archives’ Four Courts storage during the period 16 April-9 May. For further details on the records affected, please consult the Works notice and Works information.


We regret any inconvenience caused during these necessary works.


April Document of the Month

March 31st, 2014

The April Document of the Month features the 1911 census return of Timothy Kelly, a searcher in the Public Record Office of Ireland (forerunner of the National Archives).


What’s new in the online catalogue

March 6th, 2014

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 March at “What’s new in the online catalogue“.


NAI records on CAIN website

November 28th, 2013

On 28 November 2013, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched in excess of 700 digitised archival documents for the period 1970 to 1974 relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland on the University of Ulster’s CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) website.


The originals of these documents are held in the National Archives and are drawn from the archives of the Departments of the Taoiseach, of Foreign Affairs and Trade and of Justice and Equality.  The CAIN site provides an extensive range of information and source material on the conflict and politics of Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present day.



Readers’ tickets – important change

August 29th, 2013

From Monday 1 July 2013, the requirements for obtaining a reader’s ticket have changed. Please bring photographic identification with you eg a passport, driver’s licence, college/employment card as well as proof of address – which must not be older than six months.


Please consult the readers’ tickets page and proof of identity and address guidelines for further details.