The National Archives

The National Archives is open to the public.

Opening hours: 10:00am – 17:00pm Lunchtime closure 1pm-2pm Monday to Friday

From the 1st April it will no longer be necessary to pre-book an appointment in the Reading Room online.

Please note we are closed to the public for Easter Friday 7th April and Monday 10th April.

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Our Genealogy Website

Our Genealogy Website provides free access to digitised collections that are useful to family and local history research.

Decade of Centenaries

Our Decade of Centenaries website charts the historical development of Ireland from 1912 to 1923, a decade which was the most turbulent and transformative experienced by Ireland in the 20th century.

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Stories from the Archives

‘From tithes to Griffith’s: property and valuation records’ by Michael Walsh

The National Archives is delighted to announce the first talk in our evening lecture series for 2023. Entitled ‘From tithes to Griffith’s: property and valuation records’, the lecture will be given by professional genealogist Michael Walsh (member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland). Michael’s talk will introduce participants to the key factors of the major land and property valuations in 19th-century Ireland. Among the record collections covered will be the following sources: Tithe Applotment Books Early townland valuations and notebooks compiled as part of the valuation process Griffith’s Valuation (valuation sheets and associated maps) Revision Books Other information resources underpinning the valuations

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Event: ‘On The Record: Reflections on The Belfast Agreement (Good Friday Agreement)’
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the National Archives, Ireland present ‘On The Record: Reflections on The Belfast Agreement...


New staff: Senior Conservator Gretchen Allen
We’re pleased to announce that Gretchen Allen has joined our staff as a Senior Conservator. Gretchen trained in the USA...


Forthcoming release of compensation claims during the War of Independence and Civil War
Records for Compensation Claims relating to personal injuries or death during the period of the War of Independence and Civil...

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