The latest events in the Archive Sector calandar can be found listed here. For specific campaigns such as the Explore Your Archive campaign please consult the drop down menu.
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.