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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Ireland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

British Newspaper Archive (County Dublin)
Website: British Newspaper Archive (County Dublin)

British Newspaper Archive (Dublin City)
Website: British Newspaper Archive (Dublin City)

County Dublin Genealogy Archives
Website: County Dublin Genealogy Archives

Dublin City Archives
138 - 144 Pearse Street
Dublin 2. D02 HE37
Telephone: 1 - 6744999
Website: Dublin City Archives

Dublin City Archives contains records of the civic government of Dublin from 1171 to the late 20th century. These records include City Council and committee minutes, account books, correspondence, reports, court records, charity petitions, title deeds, maps and plans and drawings, all of which document the development of Dublin over eight centuries.

Fingal County Archives
Fingal County Archives Service
2nd Floor, Clonmel House
Forster Way
Swords, County Dublin
Telephone: 01 8704496
Website: Fingal County Archives

The Fingal County Archives is a repository of photographs and documents, private and donated collections, encapsulating visual and literary snapshots of Fingal and the Dublin area through history.

Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Dublin)
Website: Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Dublin)

The Irish Archives (County Dublin)
Website: The Irish Archives (County Dublin)

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Central Catholic Library
74 Merrion Square S.
Dublin 2. D02 HH99
Telephone: 1 676 1264
Website: Central Catholic Library

Our Georgian house overlooking Dublin’s Merrion Square holds a collection of over 60,000 books and periodicals. This collection is confessional in inspiration, and covers the Catholic tradition in philosophy, theology, history, science, art, literature, and music.

The Library of Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
The University of Dublin
College Green
Dublin 2
Telephone: 1 896 1000
Website: The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Library’s history dates back to the establishment of the College in 1592 and it is the largest library in Ireland. Today it has over 6 million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps, and music reflecting over 400 years of academic development. The most famous of its manuscripts, the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, were presented by Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath and former vice-chancellor of the University, in the 1660s. Other special collections include the Ussher Collection acquired in 1661 and the Fagel Collection of 1802.

National Library of Ireland
7-8 Kildare Street
Dublin 2. D02 P638
Telephone: 1 603 0200
Website: National Library of Ireland
Website #2: National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland collects and preserves the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland. It is open, free of charge, to all those who wish to consult the collections, receive assistance from the genealogy advisory service, and visit the award-winning exhibitions.

Dublin Central[edit | edit source]

Central Library
Ilac Centre
Henry Street
Dublin 1. D01 DY80
Telephone: 1 8734333
Website: Central Library

Charleville Mall Library
North Strand
Dublin 1. D01 AX99
Telephone: 1 8749619
Website: Charleville Mall Library

Drumcondra Library
Millmount Avenue
Dublin 9. D09 PT78
Telephone: 1 8377206
Website: Drumcondra Library

Phibsboro Library
Blacquiere Bridge
Off North Circular Road
Phibsboro, Dublin 7. D07 VX54
Telephone: 1 8304341
Website: Phibsboro Library

Dublin North Central[edit | edit source]

Coolock Library
Barryscourt Road
Dublin 17. D17 C950
Temporary Address: Opposite Supervalu in Northside Shopping Centre
Telephone: 1 8477781
Website: Coolock Library

Donaghmede Library
Donaghmede Shopping Centre
Grange Road
Dublin 13. D13 XW28
Telephone: 1 8482833
Website: Donaghmede Library

Marino Library
14 - 20 Marino Mart
Fairview, Dublin 3. D03 VW10
Telephone: 1 8336297
Website: Marino Library

Raheny Library
Howth Road
Dublin, 5. D05 VY99
Telephone: 1 8315521
Website: Raheny Library

Dublin North West[edit | edit source]

Ballymun Library
Ballymun Road
Dublin 11. D11 DCR7
Telephone: 1 8421890
Website: Ballymun Library

Cabra Library
Navan Road
Dublin 7. D07 AYW1
Telephone: 1 8691414
Website: Cabra Library

Finglas Library
Finglas Village Centre
Jamestown Road
Finglas, Dublin 11. D11 F76T
Telephone: 1 8344906
Website: Finglas Library

Dublin South Central[edit | edit source]

Ballyfermot Library
Ballyfermot Road
Dublin 10. D10 WV02
Telephone: 1 6269324 / 6269325
Website: Ballyfermot Library

Dolphin's Barn Library
Parnell Road
Dublin 12. D12 ET22
Telephone: 1 4540681
Website: Dolphin's Barn Library

Inchicore Library
34 Emmet Road
Dublin 8. D08 ED66
Telephone: 1 4533793
Website: Inchicore Library

Walkinstown Library
Percy French Road
Dublin 12. D12 FK18
Telephone: 1 222 8890
Website: Walkinstown Library

Dublin South East[edit | edit source]

Kevin Street Library
18 Lower Kevin Street
Dublin 8. D08 EY79
Telephone: 222 8488
Website: Kevin Street Library

Pearse Street Library
138 - 144 Pearse Street
Dublin 2. D02 HE37
Telephone: 1 6744888
Website: Pearse Street Library

Pembroke Library
Anglesea Road
Dublin 4. D04 H765
Telephone: 1 6689575
Website: Pembroke Library

Rathmines Library
157 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6. D06 K2K6
Telephone: 1 4973539
Website: Rathmines Library

Ringsend Library
Fitzwilliam Street
Dublin 4. D04 Y970
Telephone: 1 66680063
Website: Ringsend Library

Terenure Library
Templeogue Road
Dublin 6W. D6W YC59
Telephone: 1 222 8700
Website: Terenure Library

Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown[edit | edit source]

Blackrock Library
48 Main St.
Newtown Ave.
Blackrock A94 YF76
Telephone: 01 2888117
Website: Blackrock Library
Website #2: Blackrock Library
Website #3: Blackrock Library

Cabinteely Library
Old Bray Road
Dublin 18. D18 W773
Telephone: 01 2855363
Website: Cabinteely Library
Website #2: Cabinteely Library
Website #3: Cabinteely Library

Dalkey Library
41 Castle Street
Dalkey A96 AK28
Telephone: 01 2855317 / 2855277
Website: Dalkey Library
Website #2: Dalkey Library
Website #3: Dalkey Library

Deansgrange Library
Clonkeen Drive
Dublin 18. D18 NY58
Telephone: 01 2850860
Website: Deansgrange Library
Website #2: Deansgrange Library
Website #3: Deansgrange Library

Dundrum Library
Upper Churchtown Road
Dublin 14. D14VP97
Telephone: 01 2985000
Website: Dundrum Library
Website #2: Dundrum Library
Website #3: Dundrum Library

dlr LexIcon (Central Library and Cultural Centre)
Haigh Terrace
Moran Park
Dún Laoghaire A96 H283
Telephone: 01 2801147
Website: dlr LexIcon
Website #2: dlr LexIcon
Website #3: dlr LexIcon

Shankill Library
Library Road
Shankill D18 DX43
Telephone: 01 2823081
Website: Shankill Library
Website #2: Shankill Library
Website #3: Shankill Library

Stillorgan Library
St. Laurence's Park
Stillorgan A94 XT02
Telephone: 01 2889655
Website: Stillorgan Library
Website #2: Stillorgan Library
Website #3: Stillorgan Library

Fingal[edit | edit source]

Balbriggan Library
George’s Square
Balbriggan K32 TW27
Telephone: 01 8704401/ 8704402
Website: Balbriggan Library
Website #2: Balbriggan Library

Baldoyle Library
The Mall (Off Strand Road)
Dublin 13. D13 Y304
Telephone: 01 8906793
Website: Baldoyle Library
Website #2: Baldoyle Library
Website #3: Baldoyle Library

Blanchardstown Library
The Civic Centre
Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin 15. D15 RY73
Telephone: 01 8905563
Website: Blanchardstown Library
Website #2: Blanchardstown Library

Donabate Portrane Community Library
Donabate Portrane Community Leisure Centre
Portrane Road
Donabate K36 F598
Telephone: 01 8905609
Website: Donabate Portrane Community Library

Garristown Library
Main Street
Garristown A42 Y437
Telephone: 01 8355020
Website: Garristown Library
Website #2: Garristown Library

Howth Library
Main Street
Dublin 13. D13 VY50
Telephone: 01 8905026
Website: Howth Library
Website #2: Howth Library
Website #3: Howth Library

Malahide Library
The Mall
Malahide K36 EW63
Telephone: 01 8704430
Website: Malahide Library
Website #2: Malahide Library

Rush Library
Chapel Green
Rush K56 ED95
Telephone: 01 8708414
Website: Rush Library
Website #2: Rush Library
Website #3: Rush Library

Skerries Library
Strand Street
Skerries K34 FT61
Telephone: 01 8905671
Website: Skerries Library
Website #2: Skerries Library

Swords Library
Rathbeale Road
Swords K67 YP79
Telephone: 01 8905894 / 8905582
Website: Swords Library
Website #2: Swords Library

South Dublin[edit | edit source]

Ballyroan Library
Orchardstown Avenue
Rathfarnham, Dublin D14 VY33
Telephone: 1 4941900
Website: Ballyroan Library
Website #2: Ballyroan Library

Castletymon Library
Website: Castletymon Library
Website #2: Castletymon Library

This library is currently closed. A rebuild is scheduled to be open late 2019/2020.

County Library, Tallaght
Library Square
Tallaght, Dublin D24 A3EX
Telephone: 1 462 0073
Website: County Library, Tallaght

Lucan Library
Lucan Shopping Centre
Newcastle Road
Lucan, Dublin K78 V295
Telephone: 1 6216422
Website: Lucan Library
Website #2: Lucan Library

Palmerstown Library Digital Hub
Palmerstown Shopping Centre
Kennelsfort Road
Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Telephone: 1 467 8909
Website: Palmerstown Library Digital Hub

Stewarts Library
The John Jennings Library
Stewarts Care Ltd
Palmerston, Dublin D20 X318
Telephone: 1 6264444
Website: Stewarts Library

Whitechurch Library
Taylor’s Lane
Ballyboden, Dublin D16 PN53
Telephone: 1 4930199
Website: Whitechurch Library
Website #2: Whitechurch Library

The library is temporarily closed (April 2018). The nearest library is Ballyroan Library.

Museums[edit | edit source]

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Custom House Quay
Dublin 1
Telephone: 01 906 0861
Website: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Website #2: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Website #3: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin city centre. Uncover the dramatic and inspiring stories of the Irish who travelled the world, from early times to the modern day. The world’s only fully digital museum features 1500 years of Irish history and relives some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion, and science.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Road
Dublin 11
Telephone: 01 882 6550
Email #2:
Website: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Website #2: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Website #3: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today.

Irish Jewish Museum
3, Walworth Road
South Circular Road
Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 453 1797
Website: Irish Jewish Museum
Website #2: Irish Jewish Museum
Website #3: Irish Jewish Museum

The Irish Jewish Museum aims to maintain a museum in the City of Dublin and therein to exhibit, promote, and preserve artefacts relating to the history of the Jews of Ireland, to the Jewish religion, to Jewish history, culture, and heritage and to the Holocaust.

National Museum of Ireland
Kildare St
Dublin 2 (Archaeology)
Collins Barracks
Benburb St
Arran Quay, Dublin (Decorative Arts and History)
Merrion Street
Dublin 2 (Natural History)
Telephone: 1 6777444 (main reception)
Website: National Museum of Ireland
Website #2: National Museum of Ireland
Website #3: National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland has three sites in Dublin and one in County Mayo. The Dublin sites are Archaeology, Decorative Arts and History, and Natural History. The site is County Mayo is Country Life.

For a list of County Dublin museums, go to List of museums in the Republic of Ireland in Wikipedia. Click on the arrow in the column heading labeled County to make the listing alphabetical by county name beginning with County Carlow. Scroll down to find both County Dublin and Dublin.