Welcome to the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland — an all-island and international legacy for the Decade of Centenaries.
The Treasury re-imagines and reconstructs through digital technologies the Public Record Office of Ireland, a magnificent archive destroyed on June 30th, 1922, in the opening engagement of the Civil War.
This is an open-access resource, freely and permanently available online to all those interested in Ireland’s deep history at home and abroad. Together with our partners across Ireland and around the world, we are democratizing access to invaluable records and illuminating seven centuries of Irish history.
Gold Seams are full-scale reconstructions of entire series of archives that were destroyed in in 1922
CIRCLE reconstructs the records of the Irish chancery destroyed in 1922 and seeks to provide an accessible and accurate summary in English for letters issued by the Irish chancery between the reigns of Henry III and Henry VII.
The Medieval Exchequer Gold Seam provides access to one of the most significant and underused sources for the history of late-medieval Ireland and its connections with Britain and the wider world—the records of the medieval Irish exchequer.
The religious census of 1766 is one of the richest sources available to the historical and genealogical researcher for the period prior to the commencement of the statutory census series in 1813.
Open a new window into Ireland's past through our curated collections.
Find out more about our latest discoveries and research through our Priority Research Strands, 2023 to 2025.
Check out some of the presentations from our July 2023 Virtual Treasury 101 Research Showcase: "Into the Past + Back to the Future".