Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ireland's Beyond 2022 project progresses

The Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury project, which aims to receate much of the material lost in the Four Courts explosion at Ireland's public record office in 1922, is making substantial progress, with its likely success at a “greater extent than ever previously imagined,” according to Dr. Peter Crooks, a key driver behind the project.

The project will also gain an additional tranche of funding today from Ireland's Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, who believes that the project will leave a “permanent, meaningful and imaginative legacy beyond the conclusion of the decade of centenaries”.

A progress report on what has already been found, and its ultimate aims, can be read in the Irish Times at www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/retrieval-of-irish-archive-lost-in-1922-fire-astounding-historian-says-1.4104963.

For more on the Beyond 2022 project visit  https://beyond2022.ie. The video below provides a further overview (available also at https://youtu.be/CXuExly6dl4):



(With thanks to Michael Merrigan @MerriganMI via Twitter)

Chris

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