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.

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacob's Biscuits8 September to 28 October at Dublin City Library and Archive

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life.

Guided tours of the exhibition are also available. More information and to book a tour...

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