Our Research Facilities

August 2020 update

An Daonchartlann & Covid-19

An Daonchartlann – Archive & Research Centre is open each Wednesday between 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs (subject to current advice at the time)

The new system for operating the archive due to Covid-19, is as follows.

(1)  All visits to the archive, for members and non-members, is by appointment only. All appointments to be made, in advance, to Archivist@familyhistory.ie only.

(2)  Maximum time for each visit, is 1 hour for non- members and 2 hours for paid up members. Maximum number of visitors per appointment is one person.

(3)  Gloves supplied in the archive, must always be used while in the archive.

(4)  Face mask/covering (not supplied) must always be worn while in the archive. You will be refused admission to the archive without a face mask/covering.

(5)  A name and contact phone number will be required from each person visiting.

(6)   All visitors, members and non-members must leave the archive as soon as their allocated time has finished.

Please do not visit the archive, if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone, who has been confirmed as having Covid-19 or are waiting for test results.

(The Archive cannot be a drop-in centre under the current Covid-19 regulations and we hope to be able to revert at a later stage.)

July 2017

The Society’s new premises in Loughlinstown is taking shape.  Click here for a map of the location at Loughlinstown Drive in the grounds of the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. IMAG0156[1]

It is located at the terminus of the 7a bus, and on the route of the 111.

There is plenty of car-parking space – just drive around to the back of the main leisure-centre buildings to find us.

In our building we have a substantial research room with state-of-the-art computer facilities, printers, document camera, microfilm and microfiche readers. Low-speed broadband is installed, and will be upgraded to high-speed broadband within weeks.

IMAG0161[1]On our computer systems there, we have access for members to all of the very best databases of genealogical information, with experts standing by to help both with searching and interpreting

Our archives have been brought from storage to Loughlinstown. Our next challenge is to fit out our archives room, arrange and catalogue all of our extensive collection of books, documents, microfilms, computer disks and other media. We are seeking suitable shelving.  The Archives room will be the largest room of the premises