King’s Inns Library is one of the participating institutions in the Beyond 2022 Project
The destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, at the Four Courts, on 30th June 1922 was a devastating cultural loss. While not comparable with the loss of human life, it was one of the great tragedies of the Civil War.
The Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury research project is an exciting all–island and international collaborative project. It seeks to re–imagine and re–create, through virtual reality, this national treasure and the archival collections that were lost, comprising records of seven centuries of Irish history, genealogy and administration.
The second phase of Beyond 2022 Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury was launched on 5th December in Dublin Castle by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan. King’s Inns Library is delighted to be a participating institution in this project and have already seen one of the items from their collection made available on the platform – Herbert Wood, A Guide to the records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland, (Dublin, 1919).
Explore the records here.