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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October bank holiday arrangements in ROI

The Republic of Ireland enjoys an Autumn bank holiday on Monday 27 October. Here are the opening and closing arrangements for the main repositories and institutions used for Irish family history:

Dublin City Public Libraries will be closed on Saturday 25 October and Monday 27 October, reopening for normal hours on Tuesday 28 October.

The National Archives of Ireland will be closed to the public on Monday 27 October and will re-open on Tuesday 28 October at 9:15am. (Note also that Reading Room closing early on Thursday 30 October.)

The National Library of Ireland
's Reading Room will be closed on Monday 27 October. However, exhibitions at Kildare Street (Yeats and JFK) will be open 12pm to 5pm.

The General Register Office Research Room
in Werburgh Street will be closed on Monday 27 October, reopening Tuesday 28 October at 9:30am.

Local branch libraries will be closed on Saturday 25 October and Monday 27 October, reopening for normal hours on Tuesday 28 October.

This bank holiday does not apply in Northern Ireland where repositories, libraries and commercial enterprises are open for business as normal.