Archives Services

Fingal County Archives Service

Fingal County Council is committed to providing its citizens with a free, accessible, user-friendly, and professional Archives Service. Anyone interested in the history of local government in Dublin County, in family, social, or local history, is encouraged to avail of the services provided by the County Archives.

Enquiries to: Colm McQuinn
Opening hours & facilities: The reading room is open Mon. - Fri. 10.a.m. -  5 p.m.

Under the terms of the 1993 Local Government Act, Dublin County Council was replaced by the three new Councils of Fingal, South Dublin, and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown. The archives of Dublin County Council were transferred to Fingal County Council and the Archives services provided are jointly funded by the three new Councils. As well as containing the records of the former Dublin County Council, the Archives also contains the records of the local government organisations which precede the setting up of the County Council by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 including Grand Juries and Boards of Guardians as well as many other collections dealing with the history and development of County Dublin in general, and of North County Dublin in particular.

We also welcome the donation of items of historical interest to the Archives, from individuals, businesses, sporting or community organisations. All items acquired will be stored in secure conditions and eventually catalogued and made available to researchers.

Grand Juries 1818 - 1919
Boards of Guardians 1839 - 1923

Rural District Councils 1898 – 1930

Turnpike Trusts

Records of Dublin County Council 1898-1993
Private Collections

• Hely-Hutchinson Collection

• Fingal Estate Papers

• Butler Estate Papers

• Records of Cloghran Stud

• Papers of Brigid Connolly, Cumann na mBan

• Howth Harbour Correspondence

• Small Collections

There are also a number of small collections in the Archives, including some papers relating to Risteard Coleman, the Minutes and Accounts of the Fingall Farming Society 1935-42, papers relating to the Cuffe family, Swords, and other individual items.

Address: Clonmel House, Forster Way, Swords, Dublin
Telephone: 01 8704496
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