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Irish Film Archive
Film Institute of Ireland, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 679 5744, Fax: +353 1 677 8755, Email: info@irishfilm.ie Web: www.irishfilm.ie
Irish Film Archive acquires, preserves, and makes permanently accessible Ireland's film and audiovisual heritage. It's holdings include an extensive collection of film and magnetic tape, film stills and posters, a paper archive, film equipment and memorabilia.This national collection provides a unique research resource for filmmakers, broadcasters, film scholars and students.

National Photographic Archive
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 603 0200, Fax: +353 1 677 7451, Email: photoarchive@nli.ie Web: www.nli.ie/

Collections include various glass negative collections with topographical scenes between 1870 and 1970s, plus smaller collections include good coverage of events during 1916, War of Independence, Civil War. A published guide to the collections is available (Into the Light: An Illustrated Guide to the Photographic Collections of the National Library of Ireland).

National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 677 7444, Fax: +353 1 677 7450, Email: marketing@museum.ie  Web: www.museum.ie

The Archive collection is divided curatorially, according to the various divisions with the organisations, ie:
Irish Antiquities Archive; Art & Industry Archive; Natuaral History Archive; Folklife Archive;
The archive collections are not open to the public, but researchers may make application to the Museum to view material. The collections consists extensively of paper material, glass plate negatives and lantern slides.

Guinness Ireland Archive
St James Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 453 6700 (ext 4557), Fax: +353 1 408 4737

The main collections include minute books of the Brewers' Guild of Dublin, Brewery memoranda, Guinness Guide Books from 1888-1955, Journal of the institute of Brewing (1895-1982), Head Brewers daily desk diaries (1881-1955). There are extensive references to the company's brewing processes, its advertising campaigns, transport facilities, special crafts such as coopering, labour relations and charitable activities. The brewery's photographic records are particularly rich in documenting industrial development in Ireland in the nineteenth century.

Kerry County Museum
Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry,Ireland.
Tel: +353 66 27475, Fax: +353 66 27444, Email: kcmuseum@indigo.ie, Web: www.kerrymuseum.ie

The collection focuses on a photographic collection of many of the historic and archaeological sites of the county.
Specially commissioned film footage of the history of Gaelic Football (including footage of 1914 final).
Specially produced short films on the history of Ireland, which is displayed in the museum.
Photographic and video material on many of topics, include the History of Medicine, WWII, Marconi and the History of Radio and the Exploration of Space.

Louth County Museum
Carroll Centre, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland
Tel: +353 42 27056/27057, Fax: +353 42 27058, Email: dlkmuseum1@eircom.net

This is a relatively new collection with over 19,000 catalogues artefacts. Early donations include the industrial, maritima nd agricultural history of County Louth. There is also a large collection of Greath Northern Railway related material. Two permanent exhibitions are currently being prepared, relating to local history from prehistory to the present.
The collection is not open to the public, but researchers can make an appointment in advance.

Irish Architectural Archive
73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 676 3430, Fax: +353 1 661 6209, Email: info@iarc.ie Web: www.iarc.ie

The Archive was established to collect, preserve and make available to the public material of every kind on or relating to the architecutre of Ireland.
The Archive's collections cover all types of buildings from early Christian to contemporary, and include:
over 250,000 photographs, over 50,000 architectural drawings, over 10,000 items of printed matter, numerous architectural models and a large body of manuscript material. There are over 12 major collections, and the Reading Room is open to all legitimate researchers, and no appointement is necessary.

Radharc Archive
Esras Films, 43 Mount Merrion Ave., Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 1 288 1939, Fax: +353 1 283 6253, Email: info@esras.com Web: www.radharcfilms.com

The Radharc collection consists of a unique pictorial document of Ireland plus a collection of material from around the world over 400 productions. Mainly Socio-Religious in content, the collection is stored in RTE, in Britain and the Irish Film Archive in the IFC. Footage is for sale, and can be telecined if necessary.

Dublin Writers Museum
18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 872 2077, Fax: +353 1 872 2231, Web: www.writersmuseum.com

Although there is very little film footage and orginal photographs the Dublin Writers Museum comprises of memorabilia and portraits of writers, books, literary journals and magazines, some manuscript items, press cuttings, and theatres programmes. The Museum is open to to public each day, and requests can be made to access books and documents.

Galway City Museum
The Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 91 567641

The Galway collection is artifactual, with stone axe heads from prehistoric times, medieval maps and stonework from 14th Century onwards, old farm and kitchenware implements, military medals, and Connaught Rangers Memorabilia.
Open from April to October every day, and between October and April Tues-Thurs only.

Limerick Film Archive
Parkroe, Ardnacrusha, County Clare
Tel: +353 61 341435 /  085 7323512 Email: filmclub@eircom.net
Since it's inception in 1992, the LFA has acquired over 2000 hours of material relating to all aspects of Irish cinema - its holdings also include the associated memorabilia pertaining to Irish Films since 1920, files on on over 500 actors, projectors of all gauges and a specialised search service for "hard to find" films of all genres.  The archive is not open to the public but we welcome all requests for information .

There are other Archive, and collections (private and otherwise) located around the country -
as information becomes available, this section will be expanded.

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