Inside the Archive/Reserarch Centre

Exterior of the ArchiveThe Daonchartlann, the archive of The Genealogical Society of Ireland is located on the Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, 10km south-east of Dublin (Daonchartlann = “people’s archive”).  It is located just underneath the George IV monument, a well-known landmark since it was laid by King George IV in 1821.

Click here for a map of the location.

The Daonchartlann, on the Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire is open on Wednesdays 10-00-16.30 and Saturdays 2pm-5pm.  Additionally, it is opened on special occasions, e.g. every day during Heritage Week

IBookshelves in the archivenside, there are three main areas – the computer room, the shelved room, and the microfilms room.
Picture opposite shows a small corner of the shelved room.  In this picture you can see among a wide range of items:-

(1) Top Shelf – School registers awaiting imaging

(2) Top shelf Archives of the Workmen’s Club, Dún Laoghaire awaiting imaging,

(3) Bottom left – old directories

(4) Straight ahead – multi-volume set of The Irish Jewish Family History Database, by Stuart Rosenblatt, FGSI.

The computer room has been recently refitted with 4 new computers, together with printers, scanners, and an imaging camera
Two members in the computer room
Picture shows two members, Stuart Rosenblatt (left) and Seamus O’Reilly

Members using the archive have access to “Find My Past” and to “Irish Newspaper Archives”