Friday 28 April 2017

Bank holiday weekend - closing/opening arrangements

Monday 1 May is a public (bank) holiday in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so, with only one notable exception, no state-controlled libraries, archives and other repositories will be open, but please note the following:
  • In the Republic, most city and town libraries are closed not just on the Monday public holiday but also on Saturday 29 April.
  • The Linen Hall Library in Belfast will open normal Saturday hours ie 10am to 4pm.
  • The free Genealogy Advisory Services at both the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland will not operate on Monday.
  • Exhibitions at the National Library of Ireland will be open on Saturday and Sunday as usual (Kildare Street: Saturday 9.30am–4.45pm, Sunday 1:00pm–4:45pm, and National Photographic Archive Gallery in Temple Bar: Saturday 10am–5.00pm, Sunday 12:00pm–5.00pm). Bank holiday Monday, exhibitions open from 12pm–5pm at both locations.