Saturday 30 October 2021

Dublin's GRO Research Room to allow walk-ins on 2 days a week

Good news from the General Register Office of Ireland: its Public Search Room in Werburgh Street, Dublin will no longer require researchers to book an appointment for visits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

On these two days only, those wanting to search the civil registration indexes or obtain 'research copy' versions of birth, marriage and death entries from the registers, will be able to walk-in without any prior arrangement during normal hours, subject to capacity.

'Walk-in' opening hours are:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10am – 12:30pm
2pm – 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from 12:30pm – 2pm

Government COVID-19 regulations apply for all visitors at the Research Room.

You'll find additional information about this welcome development at This is also the page you should check before setting off to visit, as the new arrangements may be changed at short notice.

(Many thanks to genealogist Claire Bradley for spotting the GRO's update.)