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
General Maxwell Letter, 3rd May 1916

In the early hours of the morning on 3rd May 1916 the first executions of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders took place in Kilmainham Gaol. The execution of Pádraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh was carried out by firing squad in the Stonebreaker's Yard.... Read more.

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UCD Archives reading room hours are:

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

* Reading room closed Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May *

Confirmed Appointment Essential

Contact UCD Archives:

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

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