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Books of Survey and Distribution in the Virtual Record Treasury

June 29, 2022

The launch of the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland on 27 June 2022 has captured the imagination of many. The rich variety of searchable records available through the Treasury is truly amazing but within the 150,000 database records are gold seams of data waiting to be discovered. Gold seams are full-scale reconstructions of entire series […]

Minister Catherine Martin, TD on sources for women’s history in the Virtual Record Treasury

June 27, 2022

In her speech at the launch of the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland Catherine Martin, TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media expressed her sincere appreciation of the work of the Beyond 2022 team in realising their vision for recreating a virtual archive filled with digital replacements for some of the archival records […]

Launch of the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

June 27, 2022

On Monday 27 June 2022 the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland was launched by An Taoiseach Michaél Martin at an event in Dublin Castle. The launch of the Virtual Treasury is the culmination of five years of a state-funded research programme entitled Beyond 2022. The aim of the project was to re-create through virtual reality […]

Back in stock: Campaign Journals of the Elizabethan Irish wars

June 21, 2022

Due to phenomenal demand, a second print run has been issued of the paperback reprint of Campaign journals of the Elizabethan Irish wars, edited by David Edwards. This edition gathers together 19 journals of military campaigns in Ireland during the reign of Elizabeth I. They record military operations by crown forces in all four provinces, on land and […]