A post-1922 prospect of regaining past documents

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A post-1922 prospect of regaining past documents

Post by smcarberry » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm

Showing just the nub of today's The Irish Times article:

"During the 1922 Civil War, the Public Records Office attached to the court buildings was destroyed in a fire started by an explosion.

It wiped out vast amounts of important records detailing various aspects of Irish life under colonial rule – from 19th century census documents, chancery records stretching back to the 14th century and land grants by the crown among countless others.

Last December the government dedicated a further €2.5 million to their revival with at least 10 full-time researchers attempting to painstakingly reconstruct the archive from alternative sources around the world."

See more at https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4291969
entitled "Public can access documents destroyed during Civil War
Historical documents burnt in Four Courts attack have been digitally restored"

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