Collection Highlights

Collection Highlights

Local studies Collection highlights

Transport - Well dressed ladies and gentlemen aboard a carriage at the turn of the century - Photograph from the Lawrence Collection

The local history department is currently at the Library Headquarters in Navan. The Department holds a large collection of items including:

  • Old Newspapers
  • Local History Journals
  • Local Census returns
  • Schools Folklore Collection from 1937
  • Local Photographs
  • A collection of Books and Poetry from Local Authors past and present.
  • Books and pamphlets produced by Local History Societies
  • Trade Directories for Meath
  • Local Workhouse Records
  • School Registers
  • Local Historical Maps
  • Genealogical Material

The collection is available in varying formats from printed material, to microfilm or microfiche Material. If you wish to research a particular subject area please contact the Local Studies Librarian on 046 - 9021134 or email:

The Department's Microfiche and Microfilm readers operate on a booking system so it is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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