National Archives of Ireland
Bishop Street, Dublin 8
Preserving Irish Records

Located near St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Bishop Street, the National Archives of Ireland is the official repository for state records.

Standing on the original site of the Jacob’s Factory and one of the garrisons held by rebels during the 1916 Easter Rising, this building occupies a unique position in the cultural and historical life of the Irish Nation.

Established in 1988 the National Archives offers a direct link to Ireland’s social, political, economic and cultural past, and it holds the records of the modern Irish State which charts its historical evolution and the formation of modern Irish identity.


Open: Open year round. See website for opening times.

Admission: Admission is free.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus numbers 15, 65, 65b or 122

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to St. Stephen’s Green


Contact Information

Address:Bishop Street, Dublin 8

Phone:+353 1 407 2300

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3383, -6.2677