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Kildare County Archives & Local Studies opens at new location (press release)

23rd May 2024: Kildare County Archives and Local Studies will open to the public today, Thursday 23rd May at its new location at Harbour View, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 A997.  The building at The Harbour now houses a large amount of the county’s historical archival material, as well as its extensive Local Studies collections including Special Collections. It has a large Reading Room, along with a microfilm/public access PCs area. Researchers will be able to avail of assistance with their local history or genealogical research from our experienced staff.

Kildare County Archives holds the records of local government, along with some private papers and manuscript material relating to County Kildare. It provides a service both to the public and to Kildare County Council staff and elected members. It is open to researchers on Thursdays and Fridays, 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 by prior appointment.

To book an appointment contact:

Access to digitised archival collections or parts of collections including the Grand Jury, the Poor Law Unions of  Athy and Naas, Kildare County Council Minutes, Naas Urban District Council Minutes and Burial Grounds is via

Kildare Local Studies holds an extensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to the history and heritage of County Kildare. It also has a range of material on Irish history, heritage and archaeology. It is open to researchers from Wednesday-Saturday, 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 by prior appointment.

To book an appointment contact:

Access will be provided to subscription services such as the Irish Newspaper Archive (currently free to access in all branch libraries in County Kildare) and FindMyPast (also free to access in any full-time Kildare branch library). Kildare Local Studies content online is available via

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