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)
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 www.kilkennylibrary.ie
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.