Laurence O'Neill Biography

Dublin City Library & Archives are launching a biography of Laurence O'Neill, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1917 - 1924 in the Mansion  House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 at 5.30 pm on Monday the 09 Dec 2013. O'Neill was a key figure in the fight to prevent Conscription from being extended to Ireland.  He was also instrumental in securing political prisoner status for Irish freedom-fighters imprisoned after 1916; and he facilitated the holding of the First and Second Dáils in the Mansion House Round Room.

PRONI Summer Program Events

PRONI will be hosting a summer programme of events to coincide with the World Police and Fire Games in August 2013. This will include a Family and Local History Fair on the weekend of  the 3rd and 4th of August and the return of the Ground Zero 360 Exhibition which will run from 22nd July – 23rd August. For further details please visit

Launch of Miltary Archives website

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Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Sean McCann, launched the Military Archives website on Monday 12 December, 2011 at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines. Military Archives is the official place of deposit for the archival records of the Defence Forces, Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board.

Irish Architectural Archive Temporary Closure

 June 14, 2013 

On foot of cutbacks in core grants and the sustained downturn in its traditional private-sector support base – architecture and construction – the Irish Architectural Archive has been experiencing very serious financial difficulties since mid-2012. Having ended last year with a €30,000 deficit, and facing the prospect of a cumulative deficit of over €100,000 by the end of 2013, the board has been forced to close the Archive for July and August 2013 as a cost saving measure to avoid insolvency, making all staff temporarily redundant.

Workshop on Disaster Planning and Emergency Response

A one day workshop is being organised by the Instuite of Conservator-Restores Ireland (ICRI) on behalf of The Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI), with the generous support of The Chester Beatty Library. It is aimed at those working within the museum, archive and heritage sector who are in the process of writing their Disaster Plan, however participants might also find it useful additional training when reviewing their existing Disaster Plan.

Thanks to the generous support of the CNCI, there is no charge to attend this workshop; however numbers are limited, so early registration is essential.

How to book:
For more information on the workshop programme and to book at place, please contact: Jessica Baldwin (ICRI Training Officer)
Tel: +353 1 4070755 | Mobile: +353 87 2029109 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Downlaod the program guide here


Dublin City Archives Events

Dublin City Archives wish to announce that the following events are open to public attendence, both event are organised by Dublin city Archives.


  • Charles Lucas Tercentenary Seminar, Wednesday 25 September @17.00, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, D2

All welcome on first come, first served basis. 

ARA I Business Meeting 12 September 2013

ARA I will hold our next Business Meeting on the evening of 12 September, at 6pm at the Guinness Storehouse. This follows the half-day of training on "Adapting Buildings on Archives". The programme for which is attached in this post.

You can download the notice for the meeting, minutes from the last meeting , and the agenda for the evening.

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