Waterford City Archives


Opening Hours for Waterford Archives Services
Waterford City Archives and Waterford County Archives are in the process of merging and re-organising. This will result in changes to the opening hours for both Archives Services.
The Archivist will be available at Waterford City Archives on Tuesdays 10-2 and will be available at Waterford County Archives on Fridays 1-5. These opening hours will be effective from Friday 14th February 2014.
If you are a planning a visit to the Archives in the City or the County it is advisable to contact the Archivist at archivist@waterfordcoco.ie or 05823673
You can contact the Archivist with any queries at archivist@waterfordcoco.ie or 058-23673 or at archives@waterfordcity.ie or 051-843123.

County Archivist                                       
Waterford County Archive                  
Dungarvan Library                                     
Davitt's Quay                                          
Co. Waterford                                              
Telephone/Guthán: 00 353 58 23673



Did you know that Waterford City Council was one of the first local authorities in the country to develop an archive ? It's not surprising when you consider the city's long, rich and varied history. Much of the material has been listed and searchable databases for some categories of records are being prepared on an ongoing basis.

The principal holdings are:

  •  Waterford Corporation records, 1650s-1990s.
  •  Maps of Waterford city and the surrounding area from the 17th century onwards.
  •  Plans & drawings of many city buildings, both built and proposed, 18th century onwards.
  •  Over 5000 photographs of buildings, streets, events and people from the 1870s on.
  •  School records of Mount Sion, St. Patrick's and Manor (St John's) Primary Schools.
  •  Waterford Chamber of Commerce records, 1780s onwards.
  •  Harbour Commissioners records, 1810s-1970s.
  •  Airmount Maternity Hospital records, 1820s-1950s.
  •  Over 90 small, private and institutional collections.

  • Contact Details
    Waterford City Archives,
    High Street,
    051-843123 | Donal Moore
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    Opening Hours
    9am -1pm & 2pm - 5pm
    by appointment only
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