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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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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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21.06.01

Seminar: ‘Protecting the public record: models of international best practice’ June 24
The National Archives is delighted to announce that it will host an international online seminar entitled ‘Protecting the public record:...

21.05.25

Custom House Fire – Document of the Month
Our May Document of the Month feature relates to the salvage operation undertaken by John Chaloner Smith of the Custom...

21.05.12

Event: ‘Discover the history of your house with records for house histories’
Our next online evening lecture entitled 'Discover the history of your house with records for house histories' will take place...

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