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Kildare County Archives and Local Studies | Cartlann Chondae Chill Dara agus Staidéar Áitiúil

NOTICE: Kildare County Archives and Local Studies is currently closed to facilitate its relocation to new premises at The Harbour, Naas. Please consult our website to access our online resources linked below.

Staff will not be available to answer telephone queries and availability via email will be limited. Follow Kildare Library Service's social media accounts or subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

Kildare County Archives and Local Studies is open to research visitors by prior appointment only

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Kildare 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 

Further information on the Archives Service

Local Studies

Kildare Local Studies 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. 

Services and resources, including online resources.

Kildare Online eHistory Journal


Please contact us at for advice and assistance with your family history research.

Further information on the Genealogy Service

Decade of Commemorations

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

More information and online resources


View historic buildings and religious sites of County Kildare

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