Irish Domain Web Archive

The National Library of Ireland has carried out web archiving on a selective basis since 2011. The NLI has now undertaken 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 involved the harvest of over three million URLs. Particular emphasis was given to:

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

The crawl was carried out in late 2017 by the Internet Archive. It resulted in the capture of:

  • 40 TB of data
  • 2,983,721 websites
  • 358,081,097 documents

We are working on making this material available.

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