Ireland Heritage Centres

A system of county-based heritage centres in Ireland serves people interested in genealogy and family history. Each centre indexes and computerizes records of a particular county, although some centres only cover part of a county, and other centres may cover two counties. The staff of these centres will search their databases for a fee. If you know what county in Ireland your ancestors came from, one of the best ways of finding a more specific origin may be to write to one of these heritage centres. 

You can find current addresses and information about the individual heritage centres below. Each county in Ireland is now covered by at least one heritage centre, although some centers do not offer direct search services or have been closed. The centres for County Carlow and County Kerry are closed.

Records from County Carlow, County Kerry, Dublin City, and the south and west portions of County Cork are now available free online at http://www.irishgenealogy.ie . The records of many other centres may be searched and purchased at http://www.rootsireland.ie . You can find out what web sites feature church records data from what counties on this web page: http://www.progenealogists.com/ireland/churchonline.htm .

The extent of indexing and services offered varies among the heritage centres. Each centre has indexed at least some church records. Some have also indexed tombstone inscriptions, tax records, civil registration, census records, newspapers, passenger lists, and other types of records.

(This page last updated on 14 March 2013.)

 

Antrim

Ulster Historical Foundation
Balmoral Buildings
12 College Square East
Belfast BTI 6DD.
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 44-2890-332288
Fax: + 44-2890-239885
enquiry@uhf.org.uk

 

Armagh

Armagh Ancestry
40 English Street, Armagh BT61 4BA
t: +44 (0)28 3752 1800 f: +44 (0)28 3752 8329
email: info@visitarmagh.com

 

Carlow

Carlow Genealogy [temporarily closed]
Carlow County Council 
Carlow Town
Co. Carlow.
Tel./Fax: + 353-503-30850
carlowgenealogy@iolfree.ie

 

Carlow

St. Mullins Muintir Na Tire
Heritage Centre
St. Mullins Village
Co. Carlow.

 

Cavan

Cavan Genealogical Research Centre
Cana House 
Farnham St.
Cavan Town
Co. Cavan. 
Tel: + 353-49-4361094 
Fax: + 353-49-4331494 
canahous@iol.ie

 

Clare

Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Church St.
Corofin
Co. Clare. 
Tel: + 353-65-6837955 
Fax: + 353-65-6837540 
clareheritage@eircom.net

 

Cork (Diocese of Cork & Ross)

Cork City Ancestral Project [not yet open]
c/o County Library
Farranlea Rd.
Cork City.
Tel: + 353-21-4346435 
corkancestry@ireland.com

 

Cork (Diocese of Cloyne)

Mallow Heritage Centre 
27-28 Bank Place 
Mallow 
Co. Cork. 
Tel: + 353-22-50302
Fax: + 353-22-20276
mallowhc@eircom.net

 

Derry/Londonderry

County Derry Genealogy Centre
Heritage Library
14 Bishop St
Derry City
Co. Londonderry BT48 6PW
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 44 (0) 28 71269792 / 71361661
Fax: + 44 (0) 28 71360921 
E-mail: niancestors@btclick.com  or ancestors@irelandmail.com 
Info: http://www.irishroots.net/Derry.htm

 

Down

Ulster Historical Foundation
Balmoral Buildings
12 College Square East
Belfast BTI 6DD.
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 44-2890-332288
Fax: + 44-2890-239885
enquiry@uhf.org.uk
  

 

Down

Banbridge Genealogy Services
c/o Banbridge Gateway Tourist Information Centre 
200 Newry Road
Banbridge
Co. Down BT32 3NB.
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 44-2840-626369 
Fax: + 44-2840-623114 
banbridge@nitic.net

 

Donegal

Donegal Ancestry Ltd.
The Quay
Ramelton 
Co. Donegal. 
Tel: + 353-74-51266
Fax: + 353-74-51702
donances@indigo.ie

 

Dublin (South County)

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Heritage Society
Moran Park House
Marine Parade
Dun Laoghaire 
Co. Dublin. 
Tel: + 353-1-2806961 ext 238
Fax: + 353-1-2806969
heritage@dlrcoco.ie

 

Dublin (North County)

Fingal Heritage Group
Carnegie Library
North St.
Swords
Co. Dublin.
Tel./Fax: + 353-1-8400080
swordsheritage@eircom.net

 

Dublin (Dublin City)

Dublin Heritage Group
c/o Dublin Public Libraries
138-144 Pearse St
Dublin 2
Tel: + 353-1-3744800
Fax: + 353-1-6744879
E-mail: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie
Comment - Indexes to Dublin church record compiled by the Dublin Heritage Group are available for examination at the Dublin Public Libraries and Archives (Pearse Street). Details are available here.

 

Fermanagh

Irish World 
51 Dungannon Road
Coalisland
Co. Tyrone BT71 4HP
Northern Ireland
Tel/Fax: + 44-2887-746065
info@irish-world.com

 

Galway (East)

East Galway Family History Society 
Woodford 
Loughrea
Co. Galway. 
Tel: + 353-509-49309 
Fax: + 353-509-49546 
E-mail: eastgalwayfhs@tinet.ie or galwayroots@eircom.net

 

Galway (West)

West Galway Family History Society
Unit 3 
Liosbaun Estate 
Tuam Road
Galway City.
Tel/Fax: + 353-91-756737
E-mail: galwayfhswest@eircom.net or galwaywestroots@eircom.net

 

Kerry

[centre temporarily closed]

Kildare

Kildare Heritage and Genealogy Co.
c/o Kildare County Library
Newbridge 
Co. Kildare. 
Tel: + 353-45-433602
Fax: + 353-45-432490
capinfo@iol.ie
 or kildaregenealogy@iolie

 

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ancestry
Address: Rothe House, Parliament St., Kilkenny 
Tel: 353 (0) 56 7722893 
Fax: 353 (0) 56 7751 108 
Contact: Mary Flood 
e-mail: rothehouse@eircom.net

 

Laois (formerly Queens County)

Irish Midlands Ancestry 
Bury Quay 
Tullamore 
Co. Offaly. 
Tel./Fax: + 353-506-21421
ohas@iol.ie

 

Leitrim

Leitrim Heritage Centre 
County Library
Ballinamore
Co. Leitrim. 
Tel: + 353-78-44012
Fax: + 353-78-44425
leitrimgenealogy@eircom.net

 

Limerick

Limerick
Limerick Genealogy (formerly Limerick Ancestery)
Library Headquarters
58 O'Connell Street,
Limerick City,
Ireland
Phone + 353 -61-496542
Fax + 353-6- 318750
website: www.limerickgenealogy.com  
email: research@limerickgenealogy.com

 

Longford

Longford Roots
Longford Museum & Heritage Centre
1 Church Street, Longford. 
Tel: 353 (0) 43 41235 
Fax: 353 (0) 4341279 
e-mail: longroot@iol.ie

 

Louth

Louth County Library
Roden Place
Dundalk
County Louth
Tel.: + 353-42-9353190
Fax: + 353-42-9337635
info@louthcoco.ie
 or referencelibrary@louthcoco.ie

 

Louth

Meath-Louth Family Research Centre
Mill Street
Trim 
Co. Meath. 
Tel: + 353-46-36633
Fax: + 353-46-37502
meathhc@iol.ie

 

Mayo (North)

Mayo North Family Heritage 
Eniscoe 
Castle Hill 
Ballina 
Co. Mayo. 
Tel: + 353-96-31809
Fax: + 353-96-31885
normayo@iol.ie

 

Mayo (South)

South Mayo Family Research Centre
Ballinrobe 
Co. Mayo. 
Tel./Fax: + 353-92-41214
soumayo@iol.ie

 

Monaghan

Monaghan Ancestry
Clogher Historical Society
6 Tully St.
Monaghan Town
Co. Monaghan.
Tel: + 353-4782304
info@clogherhistory.ie

 

Offaly (formerly Kings County)

Irish Midlands Ancestry
Bury Quay 
Tullamore 
Co. Offaly. 
Tel./Fax: + 353-506-21421
ohas@iol.ie

 

Roscommon

Co. Roscommon Heritage and Genealogical Society 
Church St. 
Strokestown 
Co. Roscommon. 
Tel: + 353-78-33390
Fax: + 353-78-33398
info@roscommonroots.com

 

Sligo

Co Sligo Heritage and Genealogical Society 
Aras Reddan
Temple St.
Sligo Town. 
Tel: + 353-71-43728
heritagesligo@eircom.net
 or info@sligoroots.com

 

Tipperary (North)

Tipperary North Family Research Centre
The Governor’s House, Kickham St., Nenagh, Co. Tipperary 
Tel.: 353 (0) 67 33850 
Contact: Nora O’Meara 
e-mail: tipperarynorthgenealogy@eircom.net

 

Tipperary (South)

Brú Ború Heritage Centre
Rock of Cashel
Cashel
Co. Tipperary
Tel: + 353-62-61122
Fax: + 353-62-62700
bruboru@comhaltas.com

Tipperary (Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly)

Tipperary Family History Research 
Excel Heritage Centre
Mitchell St.
Tipperary Town.
Co. Tipperary.
Tel: + 353-62-80555/80556
Fax: + 353-62-80551
tfhr@tipperary-excel.com

 

Tipperary (Roscrea)

Roscrea Heritage Centre 
GPA Damer House 
Castle St. 
Roscrea 
Co. Tipperary. 
Tel: + 353-505-21850

 

Tyrone

Irish World 
51 Dungannon Road
Coalisland
Co. Tyrone BT71 4HP
Northern Ireland
Tel/Fax: + 44-2887-746065
info@irish-world.com

 

Waterford

Waterford Heritage Centre
St Patrick's Church
Jenkin's Lane
Waterford City.
Tel: + 353-5- 876123
Fax: + 353-51-850645
mnoc@iol.ie

 

Westmeath

Dun na Sí Heritage Centre 
Knockdomney 
Moate 
Co. Westmeath. 
Tel: + 353-902-81183
Fax: + 353-902-81661
dunnasimoate@tinet.ie

 

Wexford

County Wexford Heritage and Genealogical Society [currently closed]
Yola Farmstead 
Tagoat 
Rosslare
Co. Wexford. 
Tel.: + 353-53-9132610
Fax: + 353-53-9132612
wexgen@iol.ie
 or wexgen@eircom.net

 

Wicklow

County Wicklow Family History Centre 
Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Kilmantin Hill
Wicklow Town. 
Tel: + 353-404-20126
Fax: + 353-404-61612
wfh@eircom.net

 








 

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