Now that we're comfortably into December, it's time for my annual reminder that the free Genealogy Advisory Services at the National Library and the National Archives are not at their busiest, so this could be a perfect opportunity to drop by for some specialist help with your brickwall or to ask for guidance on 'where to go next'.
Both services operate full-time, five days a week, year round, as follows:
National Archives of Ireland
Reading Room, Bishops St, Dublin 8
Readers Ticket required. (Reading Room closed this week only.)
National Library of Ireland
Genealogy Room, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Mon–Wed: 9:30am–5pm; Thurs & Fri: 9:30am–4.45pm.
There is no appointment system. You just turn up and wait your turn, but queues are a lot less likely in December than during the busy summer season.