Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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what's new?

 Preserve our Local Archives 

what are archives?

What are Archives?Archive: A collection of (especially) public or corporate documents or records. French Archives, Latin Archivia or Greek Arkheia: public records; derived from Greek Arke, Government. (Oxford English Dictionary). Archives are composed of the naturally accumulated records of an organisation generated in the course of its activities, that have been selected for permanent preservation. Examples include the archives of a local authority, business, society, club, landed estate, or a religious institution. Archives, and also more personal manuscripts, may take many forms, such as; correspondence, diaries, files, minutes of meetings, reports, deeds and legal documents, photographs, maps, plans and drawings, account books, audio and visual recordings, and electronic documents. Archives and manuscripts are fragile and unique and must be kept and used under strict conditions if they are to survive for the use of future generations.


contact details

Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Cork, Ireland.
Áras Shéamuis Uí Mhurchú, Sráid Mhór Liam Uí Bhriain, Corcaigh.
Guthán/ Tel. +353 (021) 4505 876  Faics/ Fax. +353 (021) 4505 887
R-Phost/ Email:
Enquiries are welcome.

opening hours

Research Room: Confirmed appointment essential. Tuesday to Friday.
Application in advance required.
See Access for information.