Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives /
Stair Áitiúil, Ginealas agus Cartlann Chill Dara

The Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives Department is open to research visitors by prior appointment only

Email: localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or archives@kildarecoco.ie 

Tel: 00353 (0)87 361 1439 / (0)87 165 1888 [Local Studies] OR 00353(0)876938686 [Archives].

Local Studies

The Local Studies department holds an extensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to the history and heritage of County Kildare. It also has a range of material relating to all aspects of Irish archaeology, history and heritage. 

Click here for details on services and resources, including online resources.

Click here for EHistory - Kildare Online Electronic History Journal


Please contact us at archives@kildarecoco.ie for advice and assistance with your family history research.

Click here for the Genealogy Service


The County Archive holds the records of local government, along with private papers and manuscript material relating to County Kildare. Please note that some collections, or parts of collections are not available to researchers as they have not yet been catalogued or require conservation.

Queries can be emailed to archives@kildarecoco.ie or phone 00 353 (0) 87 693 86 86

Click here for the Archives Service

Decade of Commemorations

The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations programme is a comprehensive exploration of the political, social, cultural and economic history of the county between 1913-1923.

For more information and online resources click here


View Historic buildings and religious sites of County Kildare

Publications include books published by the library service and books by local authors.