Archives and Local Studies


Longford County Archives Service works to preserve a vital part of the collective memory of County Longford. The service is based in County Library Headquarters, where it shares a research room with the Local Studies Department of the library. Archives are quite literally the stuff of history! They include letters, diaries, accounts, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, film, sound recordings and electronic records. As part of its work, the service makes these accessible to the public, helping people to discover local or family history.

Find out more about our Collections

Help Longford County Archives

The Archives Service is always looking for new items to expand our collections for future generations. If you have letters, photographs, deeds, ledgers or other records, we would love to hear from you.

All items donated or loaned will be properly stored and cared for.

Contact us if this is something you wish to discuss further. 

Local Studies

The Local Studies Department has a wealth of material about Longford including a large collection of publications stretching back to 1886, when the first books about the county were published! It also holds a major collection of local newspapers both on microfilm and in hardcopy. In addition, the department has an impressive collection of books about Ireland, including many important works of reference.

Find out more about what is available to you when researching Local Studies.