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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

Please note that PRONI will be closed on Monday 25th August 2014.

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 Records on CAIN – 1983 and 1984 records – Talk and demonstration – 12th August 1pm at PRONI

PRONI Records on CAIN – 1983 and 1984 records – Talk and demonstration – 12th August 1pm at PRONI

Previously secret records relating to 1983 and 1984 will be available online from 12 August. Over 200 documents comprising 1000 pages have been added to the Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN) website as part of ongoing work between the University of Ulster and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
July Document of the month : Donkey auction for relief fund

July Document of the month : Donkey auction for relief fund

July’s Document of the Month reflects local efforts relating to events in Europe in 1914.
The picture, which comes from the records of the former Bangor Borough Council, shows one of the many initiatives to raise money for the refugees. The donkey was auctioned in November 1914 in Bangor in aid of the Belgium Relief Fund. It is just one of many thousands of documents from this period held in PRONI which illuminate the experiences of Irish men and women during this period.

Lecture Series – The Road to War

Lecture Series – The Road to War

National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) invite you to ‘The Road to War’ - a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.
PRONI Guide to First World War Sources

PRONI Guide to First World War Sources

PRONI's Guide to First World War Sources is now available online.