Thursday 6 June 2024

June dates for your Irish genealogy research diary

Some dates to note if planning any Irish family history research visits in Dublin this month.

National Archives of Ireland
The NAI's Reading Room in Bishop Street will be closed to the public on Wednesday 12 June for staff training. It's a full day closure, reopening on the Thursday morning at 10am.

Lunchtime tours of the 'Society & State – Ireland Through its Records' exhibiton (Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle) will be held on Wednesdays 12, 19 and 26 June from 1.15pm to 1:45pm. They are free but you need to book.

National Library of Ireland
The NLI's Main, Microfilm and Manuscript Reading Rooms, and the NLI Ticket Office will be open on two Saturdays: 8 and 22 June from 9:30am to 1pm. These are in addition to their regular Monday to Friday openings.

Dr Audrey Whitty, the Director of the NLI, will give a Tour of the Library's Victorian building at 7/8 Kildare Street, Dublin on Thursday 6 June (6pm to 7pm). It is free, but you need to book.