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Guide to sources on women's history

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Records series

Please click on any of the links below to read a brief description about the records series, their location and whether finding aids relating to the series exist at the National Archives


Chief Secretary's Office Registered Papers (1818–1922)

Crime Branch Special files (1890–1920)

General Prisons Board Suffragette Papers (c.1907-1914)

Department of Labour files (mid-1930s–1963)

Department of the Taoiseach files (1922–1979)

Labour Court files (1922–1960)

Ancient Order of Hibernians records (1907–1970s)

Department of Justice files (1922–1963)





Census of Ireland (1901 and 1911)

Irish Congress of Trade Unions records (1912–mid-1970s)

Commissioners of National Education records (1831–1963)

Irish National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (Dublin Branch) records (1918–1960)

Local Government and Public Services Union records (1901–1970)

Dublin Laundry Company records (1888–1983)

Hill's of Lucan, Textile Manufacturers records

John Ireland and Company, Clothing Manufacturers records





Arts Council files (1952–1974)

Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, Central Criminal Court and Circuit Criminal Court (1922–1972)

Board of Guardians records (1839–1949) Mater Misericordiae Hospital records (1887–1949)

Convict Reference Files (1836–1922)

General Prisons Board penal records (1881–1927)

Prison registers (1798–c.1920)

Department of Health files (1922–1962)





Registry of Friendly Societies files (1851–1961)

Protestant Orphan Society records (1828–1973)

Coombe Lying-in Hospital records (1864–1972)

Wills, Principal Probate Registry and District Registries (c.1900–c.1987)

Rotunda Hospital records (1745-20th century)


Petty Sessions records (1851-1922)