Notice of temporary closure of Reading Room and changes to service

Date Released: Thursday, March 19, 2020

In compliance with Government measures in response to COVID-19, the Reading Room of the National Monuments Service will be closed provisionally until further notice.

We will continue to provide a restricted service for access to collections. We kindly ask researchers to please limit their requests to urgent cases only which we will do our best to facilitate.

We are operating a limited public service for general archive queries via email only: For non-archive related queries please email

We advise that researchers firstly access our Archaeological Survey of Ireland records via the Historic Environment Viewer on this website. If further information is still required, then please email where we will endeavour to deal with your request. Access to our excavation report collection is also impacted but, again, we will do our best to fulfil your request.

Apologies for any inconvenience.