The latest events in the Archive Sector calandar can be found listed here. For specific campaigns such as the Explore Your Archive launch week please consult the drop down menu.
Explore Your Archive events happening outside of the annual launch week can be seen here.
28th January 2021
Online Event: Exploring the Archives 1910 - 1921

In conjunction with the Tower Museum Derry-Londonderry

An online event looking at the important role played by archives in understanding the events leading to the creation of Northern Ireland.

On Thursday 28th January 2021 at 7pm GMT, join former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland, Catriona Crowe, in discussion with a specialist panel of experts. The panel will explore the importance of archives in informing our knowledge of the period surrounding the partition of Ireland.

The free online event is part of a programme of events in conjunction with the Tower Museum Derry-Londonderry's latest exhibition 'Dividing Ireland - The Origins, Impact and Legacy of Partition'. Catriona will be joined by Stephen Scarth, Head of Public Services at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Elizabeth McEvoy, archivist at the National Archives of Ireland, with special responsibility for education and outreach and Michael Keane, archivist for the Military Service Pensions Project at the Military Archives. 

For more information and to register for free see here.

2nd December 2020

Online talk: ‘Collecting in a Crisis: Rapid Response Web and Social Media Archiving’
DRI-NAI joint event: 19.00–20.00 GMT

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) in collaboration with the National Archives,Ireland (NAI) will host an online webinar on rapid response web and social media archiving as part of their joint ongoing public lecture series on digital archiving.

Digital archivists have played an essential role on the front lines of the work to document the pandemic as it plays out online and their continuous collaborative efforts will ensure that records of the social, cultural and economic impact of this crisis will be preserved for future generations.

The two key seminar speakers are Nicola Bingham (Lead Curator for Web Archives at the British Library) and Valerie Love (Senior Digital Archivist at the Alexander Turnbull Library, a division of the National Library of New Zealand). The former will describe the work of the UK Web Archive in collecting websites that reflect the UK perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic while the latter will give an overview of the Library’s Digital Collecting and Legal Deposit teams’ efforts to collect and preserve public responses to the crisis across social media platforms.

The event will take place over Zoom Webinar. It will be recorded and live streamed to Facebook but audience members will not be visible in the recording.

Register for free here


Monday 30th November

Special Webinar: ‘Days Like This’ Reflections on President Clintons visit to Northern Ireland, 30th November 1995

PRONI, 3pm

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and ARK invite you to a special webinar to mark the 25th Anniversary of the historic visit of President Clinton to Northern Ireland in 1995. Register for free here.


27th March 2020


Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 18:30-20:00 GMT

A Public Symposium on the Importance of Preserving our Archives for Future Generations

Archives are a window into the past. They are unique records which document the decisions and actions of individuals and organisations. Once lost, archives cannot be replaced.


Mr Justice John Hedigan, Chair of the National Archives Advisory Council
Seán Carabini, Fórsa
Hazel Menton and Niamh McDonnell, Fórsa Archivist’s Branch
Anne Dolan, Dept of History, Trinity College Dublin
Fintan O’Toole, author and journalist

Moderated by

Catriona Crowe, archivist and broadcaster

This symposium and open forum will bring attention to Ireland’s abandoned archives which are currently at risk of being lost forever because they are not being properly acquired, preserved and made accessible by the state. These are the stories we can’t tell.

A 2019 report—‘National Archives: A Comparative Management Survey’—highlighted the deficiency in archive legislation in Ireland and the lack of staff and resources available to the National Archives to enable it to carry out its statutory functions of acquiring, preserving and providing access to public records created by the government.

Speakers will highlight the urgent need for a whole-of-government approach to records management to preserve the story of Ireland for generations to come.

Supported by


Archives & Records Association, Ireland

Information & Records Management Society, Ireland

Irish Association of Professional Historians

Irish Society for Archives

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute

For more details and to register for the event please click here.


5th December 2019

Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Conference

The McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast

The Digital Repository of Ireland and Queen's University Belfast are hosting the third DPASSH (Digital Preservation in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) as a one-day symposium on 5 December 2019 in Belfast.

DPASSH is a response to the problem of digital preservation within the arts and social sciences domains. The theme of DPASSH 2019 is ‘Practical Approaches to Open Research in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences’. The event will feature a keynote address entitled: ‘Future of open research and its impact on Humanities and Social Science’, by Martin Eve Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck; CEO at Open Library of Humanities.

Topics covered in the panels will include:

– Practical approaches to Open Research in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

– Identifying what research data is in the domain of ASSH

– Collaborations between researchers and cultural heritage

– ‘FAIR-ifying’ your research data.

More details: Registration is €40 and includes lunch and refreshments. Please click here to register. 


1st October 2019:

This year, the Explore Your Archive campaign will run from 23rd November to 1st December

Throughout the week archives across the country will open their doors to showcase their collections, to help the public discover a piece of Irish history and culture through tours, presentations and workshops.

For more information please consult the EYA Campaign page in the drop down menu.