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On the Record at The National Archives

Jun 24, 2021

On 30 June 1922 the Public Record Office of Ireland was destroyed by fire in the opening engagement of the Irish Civil War. Historians have long considered the 700 years of records that the building contained as tragically lost to history.

In this special podcast episode we explore how nearly 100 years later five core archival partners are collaborating on the Beyond 2022 project to virtually reconstruct the building and its contents by hunting for replacement documents around the world and using ground breaking technology.

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For more information about Beyond 2022 take a look at the project's website:

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