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Kilkenny Local Studies' Department is a reference and research service dedicated to preserving and enhancing the collective memory of Kilkenny City and County. In order to fulfil this role we firstly, offer access to the history and heritage of County Kilkenny and secondly, continuously collect, catalogue and preserve all types of Kilkenny-related material. The Library holds a wide range of material on the history, geography, antiquities, archaeology, folklore and culture of Kilkenny City and County

The collection consists of books, journals, newspapers, photographs, audio visual material, manuscripts, maps and microform. Kilkenny Local Studies aims to make this material freely accessible in its modern and dedicated research facilities.

You can find out more about local studies resources and services by exploring this area of the site

Download Local Studies and Genealogical Services Brochure (365 KB pdf Document)

Local Studies Brochure title page

Location and contact details

The main Local Studies collection is situated in Library Headquarters,

 John's Green House, Kilkenny. R95 YH61

Telephone: 056 7794160



The collection can be searched on the on line catalogue at

Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm; 2.00 -4.45pm.

Our hours can be subject to change, please check the main web-site or contact us directly if you are going to travel.