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General Register Office (GRO)


The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions in Ireland.

The General Register Office (GRO) operates under the aegis of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and has responsibility for the administration of the Civil Registration Service in Ireland.  Our office is located at Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, F42 VX53. 

The Registrar General is responsible for managing and controlling the system of registration in Ireland, however, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the day to day delivery of the Civil Registration Service through a network of local civil registration service offices across the State. (www.civilregistrationservice.ie)

We also operate a research facility at Werburgh Street, Dublin 2, D08 E277 where members of the public, involved in family research, may search the indexes to the registers held by GRO and purchase photocopies of entries in the registers. See Research page.

The Civil Registration Service also operates the official website www.certificates.ie  for members of the public who wish to purchase a birth, stillbirth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate on-line.  Alternatively you may download the request form and submit by post. Click here for link to Apply for Certificates page.

Last modified:04/01/2017

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