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Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives

 *Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, the Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives Section of Kildare Library Service is not in a position to facilitate visitors. Researchers can continue to contact Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives staff by email or telephone.

Email: or

Tel: 00353 (0)873611439 or (0)871651888


Local Studies

Kildare Local Studies holds an extensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to the history and heritage of County Kildare.

Click here for details on services and resources, including online resources.

Click here for EHistory - Kildare Online Electronic History Journal


The Genealogy Section provides research advice and guidance for those researching County Kildare ancestry.

Click here for information on sources, research fees and forms, and useful links


The County Archives holds the records of local government in County Kildare.

Click here for more information on the County Archive service.


View Historic buildings and religious sites of County Kildare.

Publications include books published by the library itself, and books by local writers