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Dúchas Folklore Schools Collection

This is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. Learn more »

The Bureau of Military History 1913-1921

This is a joint initative of Military Archives and the National Archives and allows you to search throughout the BMH – free of charge – to help you in your research.

Military Service Pensions Collection

The Military Archives has been the official place of deposit for records of the Defence Forces, the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board since 1990, as defined in the National Archives Act, 1986. Their brief is to collect material from the foundation of the State up until the present day, including records from overseas missions.

Buried in Fingal | An Interactive Guide to Burial Records in the Fingal Area

Interactive maps  illustrating the locations of all burial grounds in the Fingal area managed by Fingal County Council

National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland has four locations. Three sites are in Dublin and one is in Mayo. Each Museum site specialises in a particular area of culture and science

National Treasures

National Treasures is a campaign to crowd-source everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 100 years. In association with RTÉ, the National Museum of Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, they ask you to participate in the creation of a digital archive of historical objects.

Skerries Historical Society

Skerries Historical Society was founded in 1948 and ever since its members have contributed research papers on the local history of the Skerries area.To date over 300 papers have been delivered at the society’s monthly meetings. After the meetings the papers are accessioned to the society’s archive and become available for consultation.

Drogheda Museum Millmount

Drogheda Museum Millmount and Martello Tower are located on the great fort that towers over the town of Drogheda, County Louth, on an ancient hill overlooking the historic river Boyne. It is the gateway to the Boyne Valley, an area rich in heritage dating back over 9,000 years, while the town itself is over 800 years old.

Swords Heritage

Preserving Swords heritage for future generations.

Malahide history and heritage

Malahide Historical Society was founded in 1978 to find out the history of the Malahide area and instil a love of Malahide village among hte people who live there.

Howth Peninsula Heritage Society

The primary aim of the Society is to promote all aspects of history and heritage as they relate to the Island of Ireland, and where relevant, to the Howth Peninsula.

Blanchardstown-Castleknock History Society

Blanchardstown/Castleknock History Society was established for people living in the Dublin 15 area to, attend talks and outings on historic subjects.

Loughshinny Village

The Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society was founded in 1989 to ‘compile, research, record and correlate the history folklore and traditions of the Loughshinny and Rush area of North Fingal’.

A voice for business, a heart for the community.

Since September 2003 professional photographer Tony Healy with a plethora of local photographs and no means to share them. The Harbour, our Martello Tower, the Viaduct which features so large in the environment – all part of our Heritage, part of our town and the very essence of Balbriggan. Plenty of photographs but no outlet for them.

Fingal County Council

Fingal County Council was established in 1994 and is the Local Authority for the administrative county of Fingal.

Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries. The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne Mountains to the north and Lambay to the south-east.