There are a number of dates in early December when some of the main Dublin repositories will not be operating to their normal opening hour schedules. These are as follows:
Monday 2 December
The Representative Church Body Library will be closed on the morning of Monday 2 December. It will, however, be accessible for standard afternoon opening hours of 2pm to 5pm with last orders for manuscripts and archives at 4:30 pm. (You might also like to make a note that the December Late Night is 6 December, when the Library remain open until 7:30pm.)
Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 December:
The Reading Room of the National Archives of Ireland will be closed to the public to facilitate the annual media preview of the archives of Government Departments relating mainly to 1983, which will be opened to the public in January 2014. Only representatives of newspapers and broadcasting companies will be admitted on the days of the preview. The Genealogy Service will not function on these days. The Reading Room (and GS) will reopen to the public on Monday 9 December.
Wednesday 11 December
To facilitate staff meetings, the National Library of Ireland will not open until 10am on Wednesday 11 December. The earliest order time for items from the collections on these mornings will, therefore, be 10am.
AND a last reminder that the National Archives of Ireland Reading Room will also be closed on Thursday 28 November from noon until 3pm.
PRONI won't be operating a full service throughout the month, either. See blogpost.