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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.

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
Use PRONI's collection of archives
to research your family and local history. Browse our information leaflets, search our online archives and visit our
state of the art new building
Attend talks or events being held throughout the year.
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The Culture Minister is encouraging people from all backgrounds to explore Irish language and culture at PRONI - and to take the Liofa challenge
Exhibition of The Londonderry Papers

Exhibition of The Londonderry Papers

Exhibtion of The Londonderry Papers at Newtownards Tourist Information Centre from 1st to 31st October 2014.
PRONI staff members will be giving talks on this collection on several dates within October.
Open University Lecture Series

Open University Lecture Series

Open University Lecture Series on 'Exploring Family History' is to run on Thursday Lunchtimes throughout October.
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.