UCD Archives' core function is the curatorship of the archives of the university and the significant institutions which predated its foundation; and of those outstanding collections of private papers and institutional archives acquired and preserved to help document the foundation and development of modern Ireland.

The mission of UCD Archives is to achieve the highest standards in the performance of its core functions:

To identify and preserve collections of archives, papers and manuscripts of national significance, safeguarding the interests of depositors and supporting the teaching and research needs of the university and the wider community.

To identify and preserve those records of the university which are evidence of university functions and which have enduring significance, to support administration and research.

Document of the Month
Childhood in Derry: Brian Friel Remembers

Irish broadcasting began on 1 January 1926 with 2RN in Dublin. Under various pieces of legislation and with the addition of a television service, it eventually became known as Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ).

The Talks Office was established in 1939, with poet, broadcaster and for a while, Director of the Abbey Theatre, Roibeard Ó Faracháin (1909–84) as its first head. He was responsible for talks both in English and Irish. ...

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Opening Hours:

UCD Archives reading room hours are:

Monday–Thursday: 10.00–17.00
Friday: 10.00–16.00

Confirmed Appointment Essential

Forthcoming Reading Room Closures

The reading room will close at 17.00 on 22 December 2015 and will reopen at 10.00 on 5 January 2016.
The reading room will close on 8 January 2016 to facilitate the Library Annual Staff Day.

Contact UCD Archives:

UCD Archives, University College Dublin,
James Joyce Library,
Dublin 4,

Duty Archivist, Telephone +353-1-716 7555 during Research Room opening hours
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