Visitor information- changes to onsite access
The National Archives has had to adapt to COVID-19 and that requires us working with you to make your visit as enjoyable, productive and safe as possible.
Plan your visit
The National Archives is the official place of deposit for government records where members of the public can view original archives.
Our reading room is located on Bishop Street in Dublin City centre.
All researchers must possess a valid National Archives reader’s ticket.
A reader’s ticket is issued for 3 years and must be produced on each visit.
Ordering archives in advance
Researchers wishing to consult archives held off-site only may order the material in advance.
Obtain copies of archives
A copy ordering service is available to members of the public who require certified copies for legal purposes or plain copies for information.