Wednesday 11 March 2020

National Archives of Ireland to reopen on Thursday

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) has closed today at Noon and will remain closed until further notice.

An announcement was made about the closure on the NAI's website and twitter feed but no additional information about the reason for the sudden closure has been provided, so I can't tell you what lies behind this action.

If I find out, or get any idea of how long the closure is likely to last, I will advise here on IrishGenealogyNews.

UPDATE, 4pm: The NAI has advised that the Reading Room will open again tomorrow, Thursday 12 March at 10am. The official announcement says today's closure was due to a 'housekeeping matter'. I don't like to think too much about what such a phrase might be a euphermism for, so we'll leave it there.

UPDATE, 12 March: NAI, along with all public cultural sites and libraries, has closed due to converns over the Covid-19 outbreak.