See & Do

  • Dublin City Archives

Literary Dublin

Dublin City Archives on Pearse Street in Dublin contains records of the civic government of Dublin from 1171 to the late 20th century.

These records include City Council and committee minutes, account books, correspondence, reports, court records, charity petitions, title deeds, maps, plans and drawings, all of which document the development of Dublin over eight centuries.

Dublin City Archives also acquires private collections that relate to the history of the city of Dublin or to individuals who worked within the Municipal City.

Additionally, the first floor contains The Reading Room, where visitors may consult manuscripts or early printed books. It is advised to request such texts in advance.


138-144 Pearse Street



  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 10:00 - 20:00
    TUES 10:00 - 20:00
    WED 10:00 - 20:00
    THU 10:00 - 20:00
    FRI 10:00 - 17:00
    SAT 10:00 - 17:00
    SUN closed

(subject to change)