Welcome to Tipperary County Archives
Tipperary County Archives are here to acquire, preserve and make accessible the documentary memory of County Tipperary.
Tipperary County Archives provide a service both to the public and to its own staff and Council members.
The current holdings fall into 2 groupings: the records of each local authority body in the county in all formats; and private records of relevance to the county (e.g. estate papers, business records, records of clubs and societies and primary school records). Our function is to preserve and make accessible these records, while also ensuring we actively identify and acquire further original material documenting the archival heritage of County Tipperary.
Have you letters, photographs, deeds, ledgers or other records? If so, Tipperary County Archives would love to hear from you. We are delighted to receive items by donation or loan and can assure all depositors that their collections will be properly stored and cared for. The records are stored in purpose built, environmentally controlled conditions and care is taken to ensure they are stored and handled in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation.
Access & Enquiries
Access to the Archives is by prior appointment only. As we have limited staff we request that appointments be made at least 24 hours in advance. Contact should be made with staff by phone or email. Opening hours in the Archives are from 10am – 1pm and from 2.15pm – 4.15pm.
Tel: 0761 06 5000
The County Archive welcomes all visitors & enquiries, and staff will provide assistance to identify the records of interest to you for your research. While we are unable to undertake actual research on behalf of the public, advice is given on whether there are records held relevant to a query.
We aim to make our collections accessible and available to researchers in Tipperary and beyond, consistent with the preservation of material and the practical limitations of our resources.
Access is governed by the Reading Rules and Guidelines below
Researchers must complete a Reader's Registration Form
The archive is located at the Tipperary Local Authorities Complex at the Carraigeen Business Park in Clonmel