Heraldry

The Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland is part of the Genealogy and Heraldry division of the National Library of Ireland. The Chief Herald of Ireland is responsible for the granting and confirming  of arms to individuals and corporate bodies. All arms granted are recorded in the Register of Arms, maintained since the foundation of the Office in 1552. The Register of Arms and other Office collections can be viewed in the Manuscripts Reading Room of the National Library of Ireland.

Information about applying for a Grant or Confirmation of Arms is available here.

Contact Details

Office of the Chief Herald

National Library of Ireland

Kildare Street

Dublin 2.

Tel. +353-1-6030311
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Arms of the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland.
Arms of the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland.
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