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County Kildare History and Heritage

KIldare History and Family Research Centre

Our Address:

Local Studies Dept.
Kildare County Library
Riverbank Campus
Main Street
County Kildare

Phone: 087 9871046
(Office hours Tues-Sat)

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Find Out About The History Of Co. Kildare

And Understand A Little About Where Your Kildare Ancestors Came From

The Local Studies Department - Kildare Co. Library and Arts Service

The Local Studies Department forms an integral part of the County Library service and ultimately, in partnership with Genealogy and Archives, is an integral part of the Riverbank Cultural Campus.

The Local Studies Collection has been extended and is located in the History and Family Research Centre. It is the focal point for local history research in County Kildare for historians and enthusiasts alike.

As well as containing a wonderful collection of secondary source material the Local Studies Department includes many original gems such as:

  • Griffith's Valuation,
  • the original 6 inch Ordnance Survey Maps of the County,
  • the Tithe Applotment Books,
  • photographs from the Lawrence, Eason and Valentine Collections,
  • some Rental Books of the Marquis of Drogheda and the Verschoyle Estates etc.
  • Newspapers on microfilm in the Collection date to 1763.
  • There are also microfilm copies of the 1901 and 1911 Census Returns for Co. Kildare.

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Click here to go to the Local Studies section of the library website