Pictured are Dr Peter Crooks, Director, Beyond 2022, Zoe Reid, Senior Conservator at the National Archives of Ireland, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD.
Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War.

The destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, at the Four Courts, on 30th June 1922 was a devastating cultural loss. While not comparable with the loss of human life, it was one of the great tragedies of the Civil War.

‘Beyond 2022 is an all-island and international collaboration. Working together, we will launch a Virtual Record Treasury for Irish history—an open-access, virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922.’

 

Pictured are Dr Peter Crooks, Director, Beyond 2022, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, Zoe Reid, Senior Conservator at the National Archives of Ireland.
Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic.

In June 2019, Dr Ciarán Wallace, Deputy Director of Beyond 2022, gave a talk in Richmond Barracks, part of their Mondays at the Mess series. The podcast is available *here*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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