Archives Services

Donegal County Archives Service

The County Archives holds not only the collections of Donegal's local public bodies but also collections donated by private individuals and organisations which relate to the history and culture of the county.

The County Archives is one of the Cultural services of Donegal County Council. The Archives provide a service both to the public and to its own staff and Council members. The County Archives holds not only the collections of Donegal's local public bodies but also collections donated by private individuals and organisations which relate to the history and culture of the county. The County Archives office, Exhibition Room and Research Room are based in Lifford, situated on the first floor of the Three Rivers Centre.

The Archives Service is responsible for preserving, acquiring and making accessible the documented heritage of the County for the people of Donegal, present and future generations.

Access And Opening Hours:
Access to the Archives to carry out research is by prior appointment only. A week's notice at least is preferred. In order to make an appointment contact should be made with the Archivist by phone or email. Opening hours in the Archives are from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and from 1.15 PM to 4.15 PM. It should be noted that there is no lift and disabled researchers or those with restricted mobility should notify the Archivist in advance so that an alternative room, on the ground floor, can be made available for research. The Archives does not open at weekends, Irish bank holidays, Good Friday or in the week from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day (both days inclusive.)

The Exhibition Room:
The displays in the Exhibition room, in the foyer in front of the office, can be viewed during normal working hours.

Services
Services to researchers include photocopying and digital photography though it is important to note that for conservation and copyright reasons only certain items can be copied or digitised.

Address:

Donegal County Council, Three Rivers

Centre, Lifford, County Donegal

Telephone:

 +353 74 9172490

Fax:              +353 74 9141367
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Website:  http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/communityculturalenterprise/Archives+Service/

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