Visit the archive

Location

Wexford County Archive is located at 6A Ardcavan Business Park, Ardcavan, Co. Wexford, approx. 1.75km from Wexford town on the R741 Castlebridge road.


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Getting There

Car

There are ample parking spaces available on site

 

Public Transport

Wexford (O’Hanrahan) Station is the main rail station, located at Redmond Square,Wexford and approx. 3km from the archive. Bus Éireann also provides a number of routes to and from Wexford town from O’Hanrahan station, while Wexford Bus operates a service at a nearby stop. A taxi service is available outside the rail station.
 

Reading Room

Wexford County Archive welcomes all bona fide researchers. Admission to the Reading Room is by advance appointment only on the prescribed days. Researchers are requested to fill out an Application Form (PDF) on their initial visit or can complete an online form and email or post it to the archivist in advance. Archives should be handled with care and respect. Researchers will be asked to read and abide by the Reading Room Rules and handling procedures before accessing materials.

 

Opening Hours

Admission to the Reading Room is by advance appointment only. The Reading Room is closed for lunch each day from 1pm – 2.15pm
 

Reading room facilities

Individual research tables with power points for using laptops &c.
Large table space for consulting outsize plans, maps and drawings
Microfilm reader/printer
PC giving access to digitised collections
Additional supports to enhance research, e.g. book pillows, magnifying glasses, cotton gloves

 

Reprographic services

Digital photography is permitted but is dependent on the condition of the document in question and whether or not restrictions regarding access apply.
 

Access

The county archive holds a significant volume of public and private collections. Generally, only those collections that have already been fully catalogued are available for research purposes. There is a significant backlog of collections to be processed so please be patient. While every effort will be made to facilitate researchers, access to certain materials may be restricted if items are deemed too fragile or are closed for a period due to sensitive content. Reproduction facilities are available but will depend on the quality and condition of the original materials. In an effort to enhance access, a number of collections have been microfilmed and are available only in this format. Similarly, some collections have been digitised – these can currently be accessed on CDs in the reading room but will be available online shortly.

 

Copyright

Images appearing on this site are subject to copyright – you may make copies for private study and for non-commercial purposes. Similarly, collections accessed in the county archive are bound by copyright.
Researchers are asked to sign a copyright form agreeing to abide by the reading room rules and to acknowledge Wexford County Archive where appropriate.