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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.


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.

Public Notice

Visitors travelling to PRONI by car from Wednesday 15 April to Friday 17 April are advised to allow extra time for their journey due to events at the Odyssey Arena.  Traffic will be very busy in the area during all shows, in particular matinee (3pm) and evening shows (7pm). The Odyssey Car Park will be unavailable to patrons during these events.
Alternative car parks are available on the Queens Road, at Belfast Metropolitan College, and pre-paid parking on Titanic Boulevard.  Please be advised that pre-paid parking on Titanic Boulevard is coin operated.  See the attached map indicating the location of Titanic Quarter carparks.

What can I do at PRONI?

Use PRONI's collection of archives
to research your family and local history. Browse our information leaflets, search our online archives and visit PRONI.
Attend talks or events being held throughout the year.  You can also plan group visits.  Join our mailing list to ensure you never miss out on what's happening.


  Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone this lecture we hope to have it rescheduled in the near future. PRONI is delighted to welcome the Attorney General, John Larkin QC, who will be delivering this presentation on Thursday 16 April 2015, at 7pm in PRONI.Visit our talks and events page for further details