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Local Studies

Members of the public are welcome to access items in the Local Studies Collections of Kildare Library & Arts Service by prior appointment


Tel: 00353 (0)87 361 1439 or (0)87 165 1888

About Local Studies

Local Studies forms an integral part of the Kildare Library Service, in partnership with Genealogy and Archives. It is the focal point for local history research in County Kildare for historians and enthusiasts alike. 

The majority of books and periodicals in the collection have now been added to the public library catalogue and can be searched for through this link:  Kildare Library Service Catalogue Updating of collections listed on the library catalogue is ongoing.

Other items in the collection, including ephemera, photographs, newspapers and maps, are also available for consultation by researchers on a reference basis by prior appointment.

Local Studies also facilitates access to digitised newspapers and subscribes to Find My Past database of digital records also.

Find My Past

Find My Past online database provides free access to billions of digitised records including many Irish sources such as parish records, military service records, prison registers, travel records and census returns. It is particularly useful for Family History research and for those undertaking research on those involved in World War I and the 1916 Rising.

Access to Find My Past is supported by the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee & the Department of Tourism, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 initiative. 

Some Other Online Resources