Added on 14 November 2017


The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has carried out web archiving on a selective basis since 2011. The NLI is now undertaking a domain crawl of the Irish web space. Domain web archiving involves the crawling, archiving and preserving of websites that are part of the national domain.

The crawl involves the harvest of over three million URLs. Particular emphasis is given to:

  • Irish language websites
  • Irish government & public body websites
  • Higher Education websites


The Internet Archive is carrying out the crawl on behalf of the National Library.

The crawl will be finished before the end of 2017. After further work to prepare the data, it will be made available in the National Library‚Äôs reading room during 2018. 

If you have questions or would like to find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 1 6030 228


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