Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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PRONI holds a diverse range of archives from official and private sources, including church and school registers, court records, wills, land valuation and landed estate records.

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Opening hours

09:00 - 16:45 Mon-Wed and Fri
10:00 - 20:45 Thurs

Admission charges

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Collection details

Archives, Industry, Law and Order, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Records
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Russian Revolution

The October Revolution in Russia: The Impact of Communism in Ireland

  • 25 October 2017 10am-4pm

The exhibition, 'The Impact of the Russian Revolution on World War 1' will be on display at PRONI on the day of the Conference.

Talks on the day will include:

•'From February to October: Competing Visions of Revolution' by Professor Ian Thatcher
•'Bolshevism as foreign policy: Irish Labour and the October revolution' by Professor Emmett O'Connor
•'Women & the Russian Revolution' by Professor Mary Davis
•'PRONI Sources' by Stephen Scarth
•'The Russian Revolution and its Legacy: A Trade Union Perspective' by Sean Byers
•'The impact of the October Revolution in Ireland: the Limerick Soviet of 1919' by Dr Conor Kostick

One other speaker is to be confirmed for this event and the day will conclude with a Q&A session. For more information on timings of the event please visit our 'Talks & Events' page on the PRONI website.


Explore Your Archives

Explore Your Archive - Storytelling from Conflict

  • 21 November 2017 1:30-4:30pm

The PMA Collection is made up of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. The PMA features recordings of a range of participants including prison staff, prisoners, relatives, teachers, chaplains, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance workers. These recordings capture how everyday life was impacted by the conflict and builds a rich tapestry of the story of the prisons. Alongside the participant recordings the PMA Collection also includes photographs, paper documents and site footage.

A panel of speakers will present what inclusivity means to them within the frame of the PMA Collection.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see




Archives Explored

Explore Your Archive - Everyday life in the Irish Borderlands in the early 20th century

  • 22 November 2017 1-2pm

The meaning of the Irish border, as a symbol of division of the Ireland is emotive for many who inhabit the island, and indeed for many who do not. But for those who lived in its vicinity when partition separated north and south in the 1920s, the political boundary had a very different meaning, as they dealt with the practical impacts it had on their everyday lives.

Drawing on research from PRONI’s archives, amongst other sources, we will hear about the ordinary efforts of dealing with the border in some of the many guises it presented itself:

• as a territorial frontier
• as a trade barrier
• as a smuggling route
• dividing services
• challenging cultural connections

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Family friendly


Arthur Reginald

The baron and “the Dook”: the life and death of Arthur Reginald, 5th Baron De Freyne, 1879-1915

  • 14 December 2017 6:30-8pm

Dr Frances Nolan from the National Library of Ireland will talk about Arthur Reginald, 5th Baron De Freyne, an Anglo-Irish military officer of the British Army who had also served in the ranks in the United States Army. De Freyne disappeared for a time in the early 1900s, before reappearing as a soldier in the US Army. He served in the Philippines in the years after the Philippine-American war before returning home, serving as an officer in the British Army in World War One and dying in combat in 1917.


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