Plan your visit

The National Archives is the official place of deposit for government records where members of the public can view original archives.

Our reading room is located on Bishop Street in Dublin City centre.

Readers' tickets

All researchers must possess a valid National Archives reader’s ticket.


A reader’s ticket is issued for 3 years and must be produced on each visit.

Ordering archives in advance

Researchers wishing to consult archives held off-site only may order the material in advance.

Obtain copies of archives

A copy ordering service is available to members of the public who require certified copies for legal purposes or plain copies for information.


Some answers to frequently asked questions.

Contact us / Find us

Further information on our location and contact details.