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Decade of Centenaries

Our Decade of Centenaries website charts the historical development of Ireland from 1912 to 1923, a decade which was the most turbulent and transformative experienced by Ireland in the 20th century.

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Our Genealogy Website provides free access to digitised collections that are useful to family and local history research.

Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers, 1818-1922

The records of the Chief Secretary’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Rising from the ashes: salvaged material from the Public Record Office of Ireland, 1922

In 2017, the National Archives, in partnership with the Irish Manuscripts Commission, began a survey of archival material salvaged from the Public Record Office of Ireland, following the destruction of the record treasury during the Civil War in 1922. This collection of 378 brown paper parcels had not been opened since they were recovered in the aftermath of the destruction. The material was assessed, documented and photographed. The documents range in date from the 14th Century to the early 20th Century. Condition grades were assigned to the documents in a range from Grade 1 (Stable) to Grade 5 (Vulnerable). Watch our film to learn more.

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20.12.01

December Document of the Month
Our December Document of the Month is a 17th century document signed by King Charles I regarding anti-Catholic law reform...

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VACANCY – Programme Manager tender
We are currently tendering for a Commemorations Programme Manager for our 2021/2022 commemorations programme. The deadline for applications is 4...

20.11.06

November Document of the Month
Our November Document of the Month is small but perfectly formed, an unusual item to be found amongst our National...

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