Friday 26 October 2012

October Bank Holiday arrangements

As we wind down into the long weekend, here's a brief note of bank holiday arrangements for places of interest to Irish genealogy researchers.

The National Archives of Ireland, RCBL, General Register Office Research Room, Valuation Office, Registry of Deeds etc will be closed on Monday 29 October, reopening on Tuesday 30th. (See my updated earlier post advising forward closure dates for the National Archives.)

The National Libary of Ireland works its standard Saturday and Sunday hours. On Monday, while the Reading Rooms and Joly Cafe are closed, exhibitions open from noon to 5pm. All return to normal hours on Tuesday 30 October.

Most local libraries in Ireland (including Dublin City Library & Archive) will be closed tomorrow as well as on Monday 29th. There may be exceptions to this arrangement, so check before you set out.

There is no bank holiday in Northern Ireland, so all libraries and institutions should be open as normal.

If this weekend is an opportunity to immerse yourself in some serious research, don't forget to take advantage of one or more of the following special offers and discounts: