• War memorial records digitised for centenary
  • Abbey Digital Timeline
  • Ireland’s only archive web portal makes hundreds of unique archival collections freely available online Read more ...........
  • Jura, a Scottish Island wins the Community Archive and Heritage Group of the Year award. Read more here .......
  • Londonderry in partnership with PRONI digitise World War 1 Records
  • Explore the moments which have made up the first 110 years of the Abbey Theatre


  • On Wednesday 12 November, The Archives and Records Association Ireland will hold a training day entitled 'Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers'.
    Read more ........
  • The Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, 'Prepare to Protect Seminar......
    Read More........

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Explore Your Archive





The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have come together to create a new campaign to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have, every day, on individual lives. Continuing the work of the Archives Awareness Campaign, this new campaign will reaffirm the need for people to understand the role of archives, recognise their importance and celebrate the wonderful things held in archives.

We want more people to understand and value local, university, business, specialist, private and national archives. We also want to reach a more diverse audience and to strengthen our relationships with current archive users. Many people indirectly benefit from archives without realising. As archivists, we have a pivotal role in making all this happen and we want to help people make this connection.

Just remember:

  • Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure – you may end up discovering much more than you imagined
  • Archives enable all of us to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities
  • Archives are full of fascinating content to read, touch and explore. And most of it isn’t available from Google. Take time to explore archives – you’ll be amazed to find what lies within
  • Whether you’re interested in fashion, sport, food or UFOs, there will be something to inspire you in archives. Visit to find out more

The campaign in the Irish region is being supported by the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI).

Your archive can advertise your Explore Your Archive story box or event on this page to do so contact Adrian @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find an Archive Repositery close to you click here.


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Galway County Council Story Box 

National Archives Treaty Exhibition

National Archives Genelogical Website

National Library Current Exhibitions

National Library Lockout Website

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Military Archives Timeline

Century Ireland

Irish Traditional Music Archive "Danny Boy" 

Irish Architectural Archive "The Barouque"

 Dublin City Archive Anne Frank Exhibition

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Waterford County Archives Storybox Licence to Dance

Military Archives Irish Volunteers Exhibition

Louth County Archive Advent Calender

University College Cork The Fleischmann Diaries Franz S. Haselbeck Exhibition


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