Our Archives Service

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Here you will find details of the County Archive service, collections held in the Archive and any Local History Workshops which may be running.
"to protect preserve and make available the archives of Waterford County"

Waterford County Archives Service was opened to the public in June 1998. The County Archive holds the records of local authorities in Waterford County, past and present and also holds private collections relating to County Waterford.

Archives are unique records of decisions, actions and memories and come in all formats, including, paper, digital and audio-visual. Archives provide evidence of human actions and the importance of archives has been recognised in the Universal Declaration on Archives (Universal Declaration on Archives , 198 kbs) which was adopted by the 36th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on 10th November 2011.

Getting Here

By Car: Dungarvan lies between Cork City and Waterford City on the N25.
There is no parking available directly outside the Library Building but parking is available nearby.

By Public Transport: There is a bus service from Bus Aras in Dublin to Dungarvan and a train service from Dublin to Waterford City links with a frequent bus service between Waterford and Dungarvan. A bus also runs frequently from Cork City to Dungarvan.

Visiting the Archives

The County Archive welcomes all visitors to the Archive and the County Archivist and the staff will provide every assistance that they can to identify the records that will be of interest to you for your research. However, the staff cannot do research on your behalf.
Members of the public may view the archives and may carry out research in accordance with the rules laid down by the archivist to ensure the safety of the archives.

Opening Hours
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Fridays 1pm-5pm

Visits to the County Archive may be made at other times by appointment with the Archivist.

Contact Us

Dungarvan Library,
Davitt's Quay,
Co. Waterford


Phone: (058) 23673

Licence to Dance

18 November 2013

As part of the Explore Your Archive campaign Waterford County Archive has a virtual storybox called "Waterford: Licence to Dance" to explore.
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