Irish Domain Web Archive

The National Library of Ireland 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’s reading room during 2018. 

Check back here for further information.

Notice to webmasters:

If you have questions or would like to find out more, please contact us at webarchives@nli.ie / +353 1 6030 228