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Welcome to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).  PRONI aims to identify, preserve and make available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory.

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Annie, Maggie and Connie Cooke-Reference D2412/D/2
Conflict, Change and Transforamtion exhibition touchscreen
Paul McCormack, Nicola McClean and Minister Caral Ni Chuilin at the Ground Zero launch, 2013
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PRONI News

Document of the month for September - "David the Dolphin"

Document of the month for September - "David the Dolphin"

PRONI’s document of the month for September relates to a dashing dolphin.
David Beatty, a naval officer, was promoted to Commander of the Grand Fleet in 1916 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1919. It is a little known fact, however, that as ‘David the Dolphin’ he was also a member of Lady Londonderry’s Ark Club.

PRONI: Advertisement for a Scavenger in Lurgan

PRONI: Advertisement for a Scavenger in Lurgan

PRONI’s Document of the Month for August is a printed notice advertising for the post of a Scavenger in Lurgan town 1846.
This document, which comes from the records of the former Lurgan Borough Council, shows a job advertisement for the post of a Scavenger for the town of Lurgan, County Armagh. Local Authority records for towns such as Lurgan provide many interesting insights into everyday life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Release of 1985 official files – the story from the archives

Release of 1985 official files – the story from the archives

For the first time, official files are being released during the summer.

The official files for 1985 are open to the public from Friday 29th August 2014 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
First World War Blog

First World War Blog

To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, PRONI is producing a monthly blog recording the experiences of men and women who lived through the years 1914 to 1918.