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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

National Archives of Ireland's Reading Room to close for several weeks from 22 August

The NAI's Reading Room will be closed
from 22 August to at least 11 October.
Somewhat later than originally planned, works to upgrade the lighting and air-conditioning facilities in the Reading Room of the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) in Bishop Street is to get underway at the end of next month.

The works are expected to take around two months to complete and the management has announced the closure of the Reading Room from Monday 22 August to Tuesday 11 October. Depending on how the upgrading project goes, this period may be extended.

Inevitably, this closure will seriously curtail visitor services. A limited appointment-only service will operate on Tuesday to Fridays, 10am to 4pm.

Researchers wanting to make an appointment should download details of this restricted service and follow its instructions.

The National Archives' free Genealogy Advisory Service, which is staffed by members of Accredited Genealogists Ireland, will operate 10am to 1:30pm Tuesday to Friday throughout the closure period.

The NAI's Genealogy website will be unaffected by the closure.

This blogpost updated 12 August.