Archives are worth learning about and worth preserving in order to pass on for future generations as they document our successes, our failures and are key to solving mysteries. They record the challenges, the aspirations and the experiences of today’s generation, and of the generations that have preceded us. Archives hold much of Ireland's national memory and form an essential bridge between past, present and future.

The following pages help you start this journey of learning about archives.


Thislearn 01 section provides links to the Irish Guidelines for Archival Description and the Irish Guideline for Indexing Archives. The newsletters including contribution from the Irish Archive services for of the Archives and Records Association Ireland will also be published on this page. 


The minutes from the business and committee meeting from the Archives & Records Association Ireland are available here.


primarysources 300 highPrimary sources are original records; secondary sources are usually books, newspapers and magazines.

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