Werburgh Street, Dublin 2, D08 E277
This archive is often called GRO. The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions in Ireland. Before going there we would recommend you inspect the online index first. A lot of documents are available for download free of charge. If they are not, or you cannot find the record you are looking for, you will have to go to the archive. Note: for Northern Irish records, go to Groni; they hold transcripts of their records from 1922 and from 1845/1864 for areas now in Northern Ireland. This website works on a pay per view basis, so you will have to purchase credits.
It is open to the general public, on weekdays from 9.00 to 16.30. However last requests for copies need to be in by 16.00, although if you ask for the results to be posted or emailed, you can make a request until 16.15.
Indexes in relation to the following records of life events are available for inspection at the research facility:
However, there is a fee for searches and copies of records as well as volume limitations.
First, every specific search (containing a maximums of 5 years) costs €2. If you have a lot of searches to do, buy a “day-ticket” for €20 which last the day and allows to do check all indexes for up to 3 people.
Once you have found the record you are looking for, you can order a copy for €4. The number of copies you can order AND receive on any given day is 8. However, you can order more, these will then be emailed or posted to you.
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