Detail from Wicklow Borough Records, 1664
Pages from Wicklow Gaol Prisoner Autograph Book, May 1923
Detail from Rathdrum Workhouse Register, 1849
Welcome to Wicklow County Archives
The Wicklow County Archives are a unique collection of Wicklow records relating to the administration of the county and the people's interaction with this administration. They offer a rich research resource not only for the family historian and the local historian, but also for academic and other researchers of wide and varying interests who wish to learn about the shape and development of communities and the authorities who served them.
Among the jewels of the collection, which includes workhouse registers and grand jury records, are the 17th and 18th century Wicklow Borough records. These early minute books offer a snapshot of life in Wicklow from the mid-1600's. The county archives also holds the records of the Grand Jury, which was the precursor of the county council, as well as the Boards of Guardians of the poor law unions, boards of health, rural and district, town and county councils.
RESEARCH HOURS (APPOINTMENT ONLY):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 10.30am - 4.30pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
or Tel. 0404-20126