Cavan County Archives Service
Cavan County Archives Service collects archives which relate to County Cavan from both public and private sources.
Cavan County Archives Service collects archives which relate to County Cavan from both public and private sources. Public sources include current and now dissolved local government bodies in Cavan, for example, Cavan County Council, Corporations, Town Commissions, Town Councils, Rural and Urban District Councils, the Grand Jury and Poor Law Unions which were responsible for workhouses. The earliest documents date from the mid-seventeenth century. The collective impact of these archives is to document the development of the county and to record the interaction between local government and the county's citizens. Local authorities have always been responsible for the provision of a wide range of services to the citizens they serve and collections can be surprisingly rich.
Archives are collected from private sources such as schools, businesses (for example, photographers, solicitors and architects), community groups and societies, hospitals, private individuals and families and landed estates.
We are continually seeking new items to add to the collection. If you have archives you would like to donate to the Archives, please Contact Us.
Cavan County Archives Service makes archives available for research to members of the public through its Reading Room. The Reading Room is open by appointment. Please Contact Us to make an appointment. Appointments are available between 9.15am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
|Address||Johnston Central Library & Farnham Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan|
|Telephone||+353 (0)49 4378300|