Irish Archives Resource

Irish Archives Resource

2006 – ongoing

A national integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.

A national integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.

Overview

The Irish Archives Resource is a publicly accessible website that allows users to search a wide range of Irish historical archives.

Aims and Objectives

Ireland has a great wealth of visual and written historical archives stretching back centuries. Increasingly these archives are now online but they are not always linked up to a central network. Recognising this, the Heritage Council set up the Irish Archives Resource in 2007 to provide a national integrated online archival service.

The IAR brings together and enables broader access to Ireland’s valuable collections, giving smaller archives an opportunity to showcase their content in a wider context with material from other larger archives.

Benefits

Usage of the site ranges from academic research to family genealogy. Historians and genealogists have easy access to primary source documents. Local communities can trace historical events in their area and individuals can discover their family history.

Update

The IAR’s regularly-updated Facebook, Twitter and Flikr sites provide fascinating and colourful glimpses into the extraordinary richness of our national collections. They also provide updates on additions to the collections and information on events such as exhibitions.

Resources

Visit Irish Archives Resource now and start your exploration into the past.

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Feirm Mhaigh Ghlas

Feirm Mhaigh Ghlas

Is eiseamláir agus sampla neamhchoitianta í Feirm Mhaigh Ghlas d'áit chónaithe ceann tuí dhá stór faoin tuath ar an nós dúchais agus is í ceann de na tionscadail chaomhantais is suntasaí a bhí curtha i gcrích riamh ag an gComhairle Oidhreachta.

Clár Phlean Náisiúnta an Réimse Phoiblí Náisiúnta

Clár Phlean Náisiúnta an Réimse Phoiblí Náisiúnta

Tacú le tionscadail chomhoibríocha a dhéanann measúnú ar fheidhmeanna, gnéithe uathúla tarraingteachta, cáilíocht spásanna poiblí agus séadchomharthaí sibhialta i mbailte stairiúla chun pleananna físeacha a fhoirmliú agus a fhorbairt ar mhaithe lena bhforbairt amach anseo.