Gold seam — mining the Irish Manuscripts Commission treasure in the Virtual Record Treasury

Irish Manuscripts Commission Irish Manuscripts Commission, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Dublin

On 30 June 1922 the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) was obliterated in the opening engagement of the Irish Civil War. The destruction of the PROI burnt through a significant part of the Irish historical record stretching back to the 12th century. One hundred years after this disaster an all-island and international collaborative research...