National Archives of Ireland

The National Archives holds the records of the modern Irish State which document its historical evolution and the creation of its national identity. Their holdings relate to all parts of Ireland and provide essential primary source material for people seeking to understand the political, economic and social forces which have shaped the Irish Nation.

What you will see

At the National Archives, delegates will have the opportunity to examine state records of Ireland as well as many other useful sources such as Church of Ireland registers for the Republic of Ireland.

Please note that the 1901 and 1911 census for the whole of Ireland, the tithe applotment books (1820s & 1830s) for the Republic of Ireland and Will calendars (summaries) for the years 1858-1920, 1922-1982 (from 1918 for the Republic of Ireland only) are now available online on the free website

To use the Reading Room at the National Archives, one must have a valid readers' ticket which can be applied for on arrival (Photo ID & proof of address is required).

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