Heritage and Conservation Libraries

Fingal Local Studies

Fingal Local Studies was set up to collect, preserve and make available for reference material relating to the history and heritage of the County.

Who uses us?

Our friendly and efficient service is available to anyone who is interested in local, social or family history. All researchers are welcome, professional or amateur, individual students, groups, classes etc. Queries are also welcome by phone, post or e-mail.

What do we have?

Our collection contains an extensive range of reference books relating to Fingal and Ireland. Other resources include directories, maps, estate papers, newspapers, photographs, postcards, online resources, state papers, census and church records. 

Why not check out some interviews with famous Fingal sports stars here Sport Stars - YouTube

The Fingal Oral History collection Series 1 and 2 are available in the library or online at Fingal Local Studies - YouTube

Our local history journal Fingal Studies is edited by historian Joseph Byrne and is available for sale here and in all our branch libraries.

Our special collections include the Cloghran Stud Records, Cumann na mBan correspondence and memorabilia, Thomas Ashe collection, Fingal Sports collection and a selection of the Talbots of Malahide estate papers on CD.

A selection of our postcards and photographs are available to view here Flickr: Fingal Local Studies' Photostream

Opening Hours

From Monday 20th October, researchers and other visitors to Fingal Local Studies and Archives, 46 North Street, Swords will need to make an appointment in advance.

While the reading room will be open as usual, it will be necessary to make an appointment in advance of your visit by telephoning 01-8704495/8704486 or emailing  [email protected]

Mon - Fri: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: Closed

Contact Us

By Post : Fingal Local Studies & Archives, 46 North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin
By Email: [email protected]
By Telephone :  (01) 8704495/8704486