With Ciarán Wallace


26/09/2020 at 4:00pm

The Civil War began 98 years ago, when, on the 28th June, the National Amy attacked an anti-Treaty force which had occupied the Four courts since April of that year. Before the surrender, there was an explosion in the Irish Public Record Office where ammunition was being stored. The explosion and fire destroyed over seven centuries of records in Ireland.

This presentation will describe the exciting work being undertaken by Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury to digitally recreate the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1922.

Ciarán Wallace is Deputy Director of Beyond 2022. He completed his PhD on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century municipal politics in Dublin at Trinity College Dublin (2010), where he subsequently held a Government of Ireland Post-doctoral Fellowship. He was a co-designer of Trinity’s inaugural Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) ‘Irish Lives in War and Rebellion: 1912-1923’. Having lectured in Modern Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Liverpool John Moore’s University Ciarán returned to Dublin to take up a post in the initial scoping phase for Beyond 2022.  Since 2016 Ciarán has collaborated with partners in the National Archives of Ireland, The National Archives (UK), Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the Irish Manuscripts Commission and the Library, Trinity College Dublin, coordinating archival and historical research. He is Secretary to the Irish Historical Society and a convenor of the Dublin History Research Network.

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