Perhaps not unexpectedly, due to the increasingly high rates of coronavirus transmission in Northern Ireland just now, is news that the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni) is to close for four weeks from October 19th 2020, along with all archives and libraries in the city of Belfast.
The PRONI website is displaying the following:
I'll update when further details emerge.
(With thanks to the Ulster Historical Foundation, @UlsterHistory)
UPDATE from PRONI:
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is closed to the public from Monday 19 October until Friday 13 November.
Visitor appointments scheduled during this period are now cancelled and those affected will be notified directly by PRONI.
In line with measures implemented by the NI Executive to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is closed to the public for a period of four weeks from Monday 19 October until Friday 13 November.
Visitor appointments within this period are now cancelled, and those affected will be notified directly by PRONI.
The PRONI enquiry service will continue to provide advice and quidance and offer a fee-paying search and copying service for open records.
PRONI's programme of events and public engagement will continue to operate online through video conferencing.
A range of digitised records, databases and other PRONI resources are available online.
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