The National Archives’ 2021 Commemoration Programme is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme.


The National Archives would like to extend special thanks to the following individuals and organisations for their contribution to, and support for the programme:


Royal Irish Academy (Dr John Gibney, Dr Michael Kennedy, Dr Kate O’Malley and Ruth Hegarty)


National Library of Ireland (Dr Sandra Collins, Katherine McSharry, Bríd O’Sullivan, Ciara Kerrigan, Anne Brady)


Military Archives (Commandant Daniel Ayiotis, Lisa Dolan)


UCD Archives (Kate Manning)


Mercier Press (Mary Feehan)


Office of Public Works (William Derham)


The National Archives, UK (Jeff James, Patricia Humphries, Dr Neil Johnston)


Embassy of Ireland in London (Fionnuala Callinan, Kelly O’Connor)


IFI Irish Film Archive (Kassandra O’Connell)


RTÉ Archives (Liam Wylie)


NUI Galway (Dr Barry Houlihan)


British Academy (Philip Lewis and Hugo Clarke)


Teresa Napoli McKenna


Emeritus Professor Eda Sagarra


Fiona Murray


Ruth Bourke


Rose Mary O’Brien


Phil Behan and family


John Beattie


Liz Gillis


Dr Pat McBride


Dr Pauline Hadaway


Dr Anne Dolan, Dr William Murphy, David McCullagh, Michael Portillo, Dr Marie Coleman, Dr Linda Connolly, Dr Brian Hanley, Dr Fearghal McGarry, Dr Patrick Geoghegan.


National Archives Treaty Exhibition Team: Zoë Reid, Elizabeth McEvoy, Suzanne Bedell, Rosemary King, Linda Tobin


National Archives Commemoration Programme Steering Group: Orlaith McBride, Zoë Reid, Linda Tobin, Niamh McDonnell, Hazel Menton, Natalie Milne, Melissa Collins, Antoinette Doran


National Archives Commemoration Programme Manager: Karen Downey


Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Commemorations Unit: Rónán Whelan and Sinéad Copeland)


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Event: The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General at 100
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Event: The early censuses of Ireland and their surviving original returns
About this event Brian’s lecture discussed three early censuses conducted in Ireland: the religious census of 1766, the 1813–1815 statutory...

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