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Irish Family History Centre
Irish Family History Centre

Irish Family History Centre

CHQ Building, 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin

The Basics

At the Irish Family History Centre, you can access a large amount of digitized Irish family history information: birth, marriage, and death records; census records; parish records; travel and migration records; and more. Genealogy experts are also on hand to help out. A short consultation is included in the price of admission; for an additional fee, you can book a more in-depth consultation with a genealogist.

Visit only the center, or purchase a combination ticket that includes entrance to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Irish Family History Centre is a must for people of Irish descent who want to learn more about their ancestry.

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Irish Family History Centre are fully wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Located in the CHQ Building in Dublin Docklands, the center is a 10-minute walk from O’Connell Bridge. The nearest Luas tram stop is George’s Dock (red line), a 2-minute walk from the center, as is the Custom House Quay bus stop. Tara Street railway station, served by DART and Irish Rail, is less than a 10-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The Irish Family History Centre is open every day (except December 24–26): Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. If you’re visiting with a combo ticket, give yourself enough time to explore the museum as well.

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Complimentary Pack

The Irish Family History Centre aims to help guide visitors on their ancestry journey. As you leave the center, you’ll receive a list of different websites and places around Dublin that can help you continue your research, as well as perks such as free trial subscriptions to genealogy services.

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