Irish Traditional Music Archive

1950s black and white image of several couples dancing
  • Family friendly
  • Paid car parking
  • Free to visit
The Irish Traditional Music Archive on Merrion Square, Dublin City, is the national public archive and resource centre for Irish traditional music, song and dance. They are a recognised specialist advisory agency whose aim is to advance the appreciation, knowledge, and the practice of Irish traditional music.

The Irish Traditional Music Archive collects and preserves the historical and contemporary materials of Irish traditional music, particularly those that are at risk. They organise materials according to the international standards of archival and library practice to create collections that are discoverable by all.

They present and publish content from their collections in ways that enhance the living tradition, contribute to the knowledge base of traditional music, and engage with their diverse audiences.

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is free to visit.