Here you will find a directory of professional archive services on the island of Ireland. If you wish to be added to this list, please contact us directly.

A

Abbey Theatre Archive, Dublin

https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/about/archive/

Alexandra College, Dublin

https://www.alexandracollege.eu

An Post, Dublin

https://www.anpost.com/About/History-Heritage/An-Post-Archive-Collection

Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Diocesan, Longford

https://ardaghdiocese.org/contacts/

Armagh County Museum

https://visitarmagh.com/places-to-explore/armagh-county-museum/contact-us/

Armagh Observatory

https://armagh.space/heritage/

Armagh Robinson Library

http://armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk/wp/contact/

B

Belfast Central Library

https://www.librariesni.org.uk/Libraries/Pages/Belfast-Central-Library.aspx

Belfast Linenhall

https://linenhall.com/about-us/collections/

Birr Castle, Offaly

https://birrcastle.com/archives/

Blackrock College, Dublin

http://www.blackrockcollege.com/about/archives

Bolton Library, Tipperary

https://www.tipperary.com/bolton-library

C

Church Archives – a comprehensive directory of diocesan/religious archives can be found here: https://churcharchives.ie/archives-directory/

Capuchin Provincial Archives, Dublin

https://www.capuchinfranciscans.ie/about/archives-and-heritage/

Carlow County Library

http://www.carlowlibraries.ie/explore/local-studies

Cashel and Emly Diocesan Archive, Tipperary

https://cashel-emly.ie/contact/

Cavan County Library                                  

http://www.cavanlibrary.ie/Default.aspx?StructureID_str=17

Central Bank, Dublin

https://centralbank.ie/about/central-bank-archive

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

https://chesterbeatty.ie/about/resources/research-services/

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

https://christchurchcathedral.ie/about/library-archive/

CIT Cork School of Music Special Collections

https://library.cit.ie/csm

Clare County Library and Archives

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/archives/archives_index.htm

Clogher Diocesan Archives, Monaghan

https://www.clogherdiocese.ie/

Clonfert Diocesan Archives, Galway

http://www.clonfertdiocese.ie/contact-us

Contemporary Music Centre Ireland, Dublin

https://www.cmc.ie/resources/media-resources

Cork City and County Archives

http://www.corkarchives.ie/

Cork Public Museum

http://corkdfas.ie/?page_id=949

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

https://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html

D

Delany Archive, Carlow

http://www.delanyarchive.ie/

Derry Diocesan Archive, Derry

http://www.derrydiocese.org/

Derry City and Strabane Archives, Derry

https://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Museums-and-Heritage/Archive-Genealogy

Dominican Provincial Archives, Dublin

http://dominicans.ie/contact/

Donegal County Archives

http://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/archives/

Down and Connor Diocesan Archives, Belfast

http://www.downandconnor.org/

Down County Museum

http://www.downcountymuseum.com/Collections

Dromore Diocesan Archives, Newry

https://www.dromorediocese.org/diocesan-information/

Dublin City Archives

https://www.dublincity.ie/dublin-city-library-archive

Dublin City University

https://www.dcu.ie/library/special_collections_archives.shtml

Dublin Diocesan Archives

http://www.dublindiocese.ie.archives/

Dublin Port Company

https://dublinportarchive.com/

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Archives

https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/council-democracy/archives

E

Elphin Diocesan Archives, Sligo

http://www.elphindiocese.ie/

Enniskillen Castle Museums, Fermanagh

https://www.enniskillencastle.co.uk/

Erasmus Smith Schools Archive, Dublin

https://erasmussmithschools.ie/archive-holdings/

ESB Archives, Dublin

https://esbarchives.ie/

F

Ferns Diocesan Archives, Wexford

https://ferns.ie/

Fingal County Council Archives

http://www.fingalcoco.ie/community-and-leisure/libraries/local-studies-library-and-archives/archives/

G

GAA Archive, Dublin

https://crokepark.ie/library

Galway County Council Archives

http://www.galway.ie/en/services/more/archives/collections/

Galway Diocesan Archives

https://www.galwaydiocese.ie/

Guinness Archive, Diageo Ireland, Dublin

https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/archives

H

Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment/historic-environment-record-northern-ireland-heroni​

I

Irish Film Archive, Dublin

https://ifi.ie/archive

Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin

https://iarc.ie/

Irish Archives Resource

http://iar.ie/

Irish Jesuit Archives

http://www.jesuitarchives.ie/

Irish Traditional Music Archive

https://www.itma.ie/

K

Kerry Diocesan Archives

https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/

Kerry Library Local History and Archives

http://www.kerrylibrary.ie/local-history-amp-archives.html

Kildare County Archive

http://www.kildare.ie/heritage/archives.asp

Kilkenny Archives

http://www.kilkennyarchives.ie/collections/

Killala Diocesan Archives, Mayo

http://www.killaladiocese.org/

Killaloe Diocesan Archives, Clare

https://www.killaloediocese.ie/

Kilmore Diocesan Archives, Cavan

https://www.kilmorediocese.ie/

L

Laois County Archives

https://laois.ie/departments/libraries/archives/

Leitrim County Library and Local Studies

http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Community-Culture/Library1/Local-Studies/Archives-.html

Limerick City Archives

https://www.limerick.ie/archives

Limerick Diocesan Archives

http://www.limerickdiocese.org/diocesan-archives.html

Longford County Archives and Local Studies

http://www.longfordlibrary.ie/Archives-and-Local-Studies/

Loreto Sisters in Ireland, Dublin

https://loreto.ie/history/loreto-archives/

Louth County Archives

https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/archives/

M

Marsh's Library, Dublin

https://www.marshlibrary.ie/

Mayo County Library and Local Studies

http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/LocalStudies/

Maynooth University Library, Special Collections and Archives

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library/collections/special-collections-and-archives

Meath County Archive and Local Studies

https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/libraries/local-studies-and-family-history

Meath Diocesan Archives

https://dioceseofmeath.ie/

Military Archives, Dublin

http://www.militaryarchives.ie/home

N

National Archives, Ireland

https://www.nationalarchives.ie/

National Folklore Collection, Dublin

https://www.ucd.ie/folklore/en/

National Gallery of Ireland Library and Archive, Dublin

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/what-we-do/library-and-archives

National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin

http://www.nival.ie/

National Library of Ireland, Dublin

https://www.nli.ie/

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

https://www.museum.ie/The-Collections/Registration/Archives

National University Ireland, Galway

https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/archives/

Newry and Mourne Museum Archives, Newry

http://bc.ukfast.cds.co.uk/ancestry/index.htm

O

Offaly County Archives

https://www.offalyarchives.com/

Ó Fiach Memorial Library and Archive, Armagh

http://www.ofiaich.ie/

Oireachtas Library and Research Service, Dublin

https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/how-parliament-is-run/houses-of-the-oireachtas-service/library-and-research-service/

Ossory Diocesan Archives, Kilkenny

https://ossory.ie/

P

Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Library and Archive, Belfast

http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com/collections/archives/

Presentation Sisters Archive, Cork

https://nanonagleplace.ie/archive/

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni

Q

Queens University Belfast, Special Collections

https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/SpecialCollections/

R

Raphoe Diocesan Archive, Donegal

https://www.raphoediocese.ie/

Registry of Deeds, Dublin

https://www.prai.ie/registry-of-deeds-archive-services-and-heritage-section/

Representative Church Body Library, Dublin

https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/rcb-library

Royal Dublin Society Archives, Dublin

https://www.rds.ie/Members/RDS-Library

Royal Irish Academy Archives, Dublin

https://www.ria.ie/royal-irish-academy-archives

Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Dublin

http://rsai.ie/collection/

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin

https://www.rcpi.ie/heritage-centre/our-archive-collections/

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Dublin

https://www.rcsi.ie/library_archives

RTÉ Archives, Dublin

https://www.rte.ie/archives/

S

Society of the Sacred Heart, Irish Scottish Province Provincial Archives

http://www.societyofsacredheart.org/home

Strokestown Famine Archive, Roscommon

https://www.strokestownpark.ie/strokestown-archive/

T

Trinity College Dublin, Manuscripts and Archives

https://www.tcd.ie/library/manuscripts/

Tipperary County Archives

https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/your-council/county-archives

U

University College Cork

https://www.ucc.ie/en/ocla/univarch/   and   https://libguides.ucc.ie/archives 

University College Dublin

https://www.ucd.ie/archives/

University of Limerick

https://www.ul.ie/library/explore-collections/archives

W

Waterford City and County Archives

http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/culture-heritage/archives/index.htm

Wexford County Archive

http://wexfordcountyarchive.com/

Wicklow County Archives

https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Arts-Heritage-Archives/Archives/Our-Service