Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

VRTI releases new curated collection on Grand Jury records and maps

Photograph of Final Grand Jury of County Cork, 1899. Courtesy of Cork City and County Archives Service.

This month, the Virtual Record Treasury has compiled a new curated collection highlighting the almost two centuries of Irish Grand Juries in partnership with Local Government Archivists and Records Managers. The National Archives, Ireland, National Library of Ireland, and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, also hold significant collections. The collection can be found here: Grand Jury Records and Maps

This is a dynamic resource. Additional digitised materials will be added to the collection, so check back in for the latest releases. Currently, records are included from:

  • Cork City Libraries
  • Donegal County Archives
  • Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  • L. Brown Collection
  • Longford County Library and Archives Service
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
  • Wexford County Archive
  • Wicklow County Archives

Architect’s drawing of Wicklow Court House (1876). Courtesy of Wicklow County Archives.

This curated collection enhances digital access to selected records of the Grand Jury held by local authorities across Ireland, as well as the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. It does by

  • Bringing archives from multiple counties together as a single collection
  • Providing a dedicated Browse functionality, organised by repository
  • Using AI-generated Machine Transcription to provide full-text search of manuscripts and printed records

‘King’s County’ Presentments (1852–75). Courtesy of Offaly Archives.

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 12:55 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni