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Our Archives department is responsible for the protection and preservation of the archives of Waterford City and County.

Archives are the documentary heritage of Waterford and provide evidence of the history and development of the City and County. The City and County Archives protects the archive collections in its care by monitoring its storage areas to ensure the proper temperature and relative humidity levels are maintained, in so far as possible.

However, archives are older records which have been stored in less than ideal conditions in the past and have suffered damage as a result of poor storage and handling.

Archives have been damaged with water, fire, damp, dirt, insect infestation and mould and require conservation treatment and repair to ensure they can be accessed by people without further damage.