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Welcome to the PRONI website


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.

Registration

You can carry out research in PRONI free of charge.  To register you must bring photographic ID to obtain a visitor pass.  You can complete and return your PRONI registration form in advance.  See visiting PRONI for further details on registration and opening hours.

Customer Notice

PRONI will close at 4.45pm on the following Thursday evenings 4th, 11th and 18th December 2014 and 8th January 2015

Christmas Holidays

PRONI will be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December 2014 and 1st January 2015

Preservation Week 8th-12th December 2014

During Preservation Week, many of our Preservation & Collections Management staff will be dedicating their time to the vital work that goes on behind the scenes.
Please note there will be a limited service during Preservation week. There will be no Document Production but the Public Search Room, including Self-Service Microfilm area, will operate as normal.

What can I do at PRONI?

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

PRONI - Document of the Month for October

PRONI - Document of the Month for October

PRONI’s document of the month for October is a set of four Spiritualist photographs to celebrate Hallowe’en.
IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - TALKS SERIES AT PRONI

IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - TALKS SERIES AT PRONI

The Culture Minister is encouraging people from all backgrounds to explore Irish language and culture at PRONI - and to take the Liofa challenge
Relaunch of the Irish Archive Resource

Relaunch of the Irish Archive Resource

The Irish Archives Resource (IAR) portal was relaunched on Wednesday 17 September at the National Archives of Ireland in Dublin by Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
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.