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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.

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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.

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

1641 Depositions Seminar and book launch. 9th September 2014, PRONI, 1.00 - 2.00pm

1641 Depositions Seminar and book launch. 9th September 2014, PRONI, 1.00 - 2.00pm

PRONI and the Irish Manuscripts Commission would like to invite you to a seminar from leading academics regarding written records from a pivotal period of Irish history - the 1641 Depositions. These witness testimonies from the 1641 Irish rebellion capture with vivid immediacy the contrasting experiences of the rebellion throughout the northern counties.
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.

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).