In June 1922 the Public Record Office of Ireland was destroyed in the battle of the Four Courts, the opening engagement of the Civil War. In a single afternoon seven centuries of Irish history went up in flames. The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland is an all-island and international research programme working to digitally reconstruct, as far as possible, these lost archives. By tracking down copies and transcripts in libraries and archives around Ireland and overseas we have recovered tens of thousands of documents relating to every corner of Ireland, making them available online free of charge.
On Thursday 15 June 2023 Wicklow County Archives will host the Virtual Treasury Roadshow – a chance to see the history of Wicklow and its people through the lens of this exciting new online resource.
Attendance is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments provided.
Booking is required by contacting:
Wicklow County Archives – email firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 0404-67025
Date: Thursday 15 June 2023
Time: 6.30 – 8pm
Venue: Wicklow County Library, The Mall, Main Street,
Wicklow, County Wicklow. A67 X504. Phone: (0404) 67025
- Ciarán Wallace – Deputy Director, Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland:
- Ireland’s public records: destruction and recovery
- Brian Gurrin – Virtual Record Treasury Research Fellow:
- Wicklow records in the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland
- Catherine Wright – Archivist, Wicklow County Council:
- Local history resources at Wicklow County Archives