Heritage and History

Dublin and Irish Collections

Moll's map of Dublin, 1714Dublin City Library & Archive holds an extensive collection relating to Dublin and Ireland, which are an important resource for local history studies.

Dublin City Archives

White Book of Dublin, 1266Dublin City Archives contains records of Dublin's civic government from 1171 and many private archives relating to Dublin.

Family History

Family historyResources to assist you in tracing your family tree include church records, land records, civil and census records.

Databases

Electoral Lists 1908-1915 Access databases produced by Dublin City Library & Archive, plus free & subscription databases such as Findmypast & Ancestry Library Edition.

The Reading Room

Reading RoomThe Reading Room is open 10am-8pm Monday to Thursday, 10am-5pm Friday & Saturday. Personal study spaces are provided.

Image Galleries

Failte Ireland collectionBrowse over 5,000 images from our Archives, special collections and the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection.

Digital Repository

King George of Greece, 1940Digital records relating to Dublin from different time periods, including photographs, postcards, letters, maps and ephemeral material.

Dublin Diary

Phoenix Park Murders: The Illustrated London News 20 May 1882See what stories made the news in Dublin over the years during the current month.

Certificates in Local Studies and Oral History

Bang BangOral HistoryThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 on Tuesday evenings from September 2017 until end March 2018. The course consists of 80 hours part time and will equip participants with skills in researching local history and in the preparation of a dissertation. The closing date for course applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 25 August 2017.

Dublin City Council offers two Bursaries for candidates taking the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, and closing date for bursary applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 25 August 2017.  For printed course brochure please email cityarchives@dublincity.ie.

The Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 on Monday evenings from 08 September 2017 until 16 April 2018. The course consists of 70 hours part time and will equip participants with skills in the preparation and conduct of oral history projects, including best practice in the collection and archiving of oral history interviews. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 15th September 2017.

Dublin City Council will offer two bursaries in payment of not more than 50% of fees for students taking the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History at Dublin City Library & Archive for the academic year 2017-2018.

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