Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

The VRTI Goes to Wicklow

On 15 June, Wicklow County Archives hosted the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland in the Wicklow town library for a special event: “Finding Wicklow in the Virtual Record Treasury.

The room was packed and the audience heard presentations from Ciarán Wallace, Deputy Director of the VRTI, and Brian Gurrin, VRTI Research Fellow and Census Specialist.

Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach, Wicklow County Council, said: “I look forward to welcoming The Virtual Record Treasury Roadshow to Wicklow, which is the first stop on its national tour. We are very proud that Wicklow County Archives is a participating partner in this important project which has virtually reassembled the Irish archives lost in the fire of the Public Records Office in 1922.”

Ms Emer O’Gorman, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council added: “The Virtual Record Treasury Roadshow highlights the value of archives to everyone, having reassembled 700 years of Irish archives lost during the Civil War. Indeed, archival sources and especially local authority archives have featured strongly in Decade of Centenaries programmes, which have brought local stories and experiences to life. We are very proud of the collections in our own Wicklow County Archives and look forward to a continuing collaboration between Wicklow and the Virtual Record Treasury project.”

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 8:00 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni