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The Archives Office & Research Room

The County Archives office, Exhibition Room and Research Room are based in Lifford, situated on the first floor of the Three Rivers Centre.

It should be noted that, unfortunately, there is no lift and disabled researchers or those with restricted mobility should notify the Archivist in advance so that an alternative room, on the ground floor, can be made available for research.



Access to the Archives to carry out research is by prior appointment only. A week’s notice at least is preferred. In order to make an appointment, contact should be made with Archives staff by phone or email. Opening hours in the Archives are from 9.30 AM to 12.45 PM and from 1.30 PM to 4.15 PM.


Contact Information


Phone no.:  +353-74-91 53900

Email: [email protected]


Readers' Rules


Readers' Application Form


The Exhibition Room

The displays in the Exhibition room, in the foyer in front of the office, can be viewed during normal working hours- without a prior appointment. At present (Autumn 2022) there is no exhibition at the Archives.


Annual Closures

The Archives does not open at weekends, Irish bank holidays, Good Friday or in the week from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day (both days inclusive.)


Specific Services

Services to researchers include digital photography though it is important to note that for conservation and copyright reasons only certain items can be digitised.


Donating Archives

The Archives Service is always happy to receive donations of archives relating to the history and culture of the county of Donegal. Anyone wishing to donate items of interest should contact the Archivist. Anyone wishing to receive advice on how best to care for private archives is also welcome to contact the Archives.