Monday 27 July 2015

August bank holiday opening/closing arrangements

The Republic of Ireland will be taking the last of its summer public holidays next Monday, 3 August.

Here are the changes to standard opening times for the main repositories and institutions used by genealogists:

Dublin City Public Libraries will not open on Saturday 1 August or on Monday 3 August. Normal schedules resume Tuesday 4 August.

The National Archives of Ireland will be closed to the public on Monday 3 August and will re-open on Tuesday 4 August at 9.15am.

The National Library of Ireland Reading Room will be closed on Monday 3 August and there will be no Genealogy Advisory Service operating on that day. However, the Yeats exhibition and the World War Ireland exhibition at Kildare Street will be open 12pm to 5pm. Cafe Joly will be closed on both Saturday 1 August and Monday 3 August. All back to normal (9:30am) on Tuesday 4 August.

The GRO Research Room at Werburgh Street will be closed on Monday 3 August, reopening Tuesday 4 August at 9:00am.

Local branch libraries will be closed on Saturday 1 August and Monday 3 August, reopening for normal hours on Tuesday 4 August.

NOTE: Northern Ireland is open for business as usual on Monday 3 August but mark your diaries with a note that it'll be enjoying its own Late Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 31 August.