Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland


Our research operates at the crossroads of three disciplines including History & Humanities, Archives & Conservation and Computer Science & Technology.

Latest Publication: People, Place and Power

In partnership with the Local Government Archivists and Record Managers, this publication explores the significance of the Grand Jury in Ireland, and the immense value of Grand Jury records in local collections across the island.

Publications Table

The latest research from across our team breaks new ground in History, Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Archival Science and Conservation.

2024 (Forthcoming)Elizabeth BiggsForging the Medieval amidst Loss: the Public Record Office of Ireland and Ireland’s Medieval HistorySpecial cluster on medieval forgery in postmedieval, eds. R. Menmuir and H. Armstrong - Archives & History
2023Elizabeth BiggsIrish Lords and English Rulers: the Materials of Diplomacy between England and Gaelic Ireland in the later Middle AgesHistory Ireland (Sept/Oct 2023) - Archives & History
2023Elizabeth Biggs, Paul DryburghReport into the state of the exchequer, c.1285Analecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Peter Crooks, Lynn Kilgallon‘Of old time annexed to your crown’: Documents on Irish Parliament and the Crisis of 1441–2Analecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Neil JohnstonExtracts related to Irish matters considered at the English Privy Council, 1660–9Analecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Sarah HendriksEarly Evidence of the Dublin Guild of CarpentersAnalecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Tim MurtaghSelected Correspondence of Edward Cooke, Civil Under-Secretary (1796–1801)Analecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Brian GurrinSurviving 1813–15 census returnsAnalecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Ciarán WallaceSelections from the Public Record Office of Ireland letter booksAnalecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Archives & History
2023Peter Crooks, Zoe Reid, Jessica Baldwin, Ciara Fahy, Brian Gurrin The salved records of 1922Analecta Hibernica 53 (2023) - Conservation
2022Brian Gurrin, le David Brown, Peter Crooks agus Ciarán WallaceDaoine, Áit agus Cumhacht: Córas an Ard-Ghiúiré in ÉirinnPublisher: Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland. ISBN: 978-1-9168831-2-3 - Cartlanna & Stair
2022Brian Gurrin, with David Brown, Peter Crooks and Ciarán WallacePeople, Place and Power: The Grand Jury system in Ireland. 2nd editionPublisher: Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland. ISBN: 978-1-9168831-1-6 - Archives & History
2022Zoë Reid, Jessica Baldwin, Peter Crooks, David BrownRetrieved from the rubble: reconstructing Irelands lost archiveIn: Pamela Murray, Leah Humenuck, William Bennett and Lauren Moon-Schott (eds), Mod Cons: Modern Conservation, Modern Conveniences, Modern Constraints [ICON Book & Paper Group Third Triennial Conference, 2021] London: Archetype Publications, 2022 - Digital Humanities
2022Christophe Debruyne, Gary Munnelly, Lynn Kilgallon, Declan OSullivan, Peter CrooksCreating a knowledge graph for Irelands lost history: knowledge engineering and curation in the Beyond 2022 ProjectACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 15:2 (2002) https://doiorg/101145/3474829 Computer Science
2022Peter CrooksRescue the records, revisitedIrish Archives: The Journal of the Irish Society for Archives (50th Anniversary Issue] - Archives & History
2022David Brown, Peter Crooks‘Now more valuable than ever before‘: Beyond 2022 and the Hore manuscripts at Ferns Diocesan ArchiveThe Past: The Organ of the Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society 35 (2021) 24–45 - Archives & History
2022Ciarán WallaceM.J. McEnery, biographical entryDictionary of Irish Biography (December 2022) - -
2022Ciarán WallaceD.A. Chart, biographical entryDictionary of Irish Biography (December 2022) - -
2021Vuong M Ngo, Gary Munnelly, Fabrizio Orlandi, Peter Crooks, Declan O’Sullivan, Owen ConlanA semantic search engine for historical handwritten document imagesIn: G. Berget, M.M. Hall, D. Brenn, S Kumpulainen(eds), Linking Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries TPDL 2021 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (vol 12866) Springer: Cham, 2021 https://linkspringercom/chapter/101007/978-3-030-86324-1_7 Computer Science
2021Peter Crooks, Ciarán WallaceThe great untilled field: the Public Record Office of Ireland, 1867–1922History Ireland 29:3 (2021) 46–9 - Archives & History
2021Brian Gurrin with David Brown, Peter Crooks, Ciarán WallacePeople, Place and Power: The Grand Jury System in IrelandDublin: Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland, 2021 - Archives & History
2022Peter CrooksBureaucracyIn: Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja Goeing and Anthony Grafton (eds) Information: A Historical Companion Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021 342–8 - Archives & History
2021Brian GurrinA tale of pride and perjury: the 1831 census in IrelandArchive Fever 19 (Jun 2021) - Archives & History
2020Peter Crooks, Ciarán WallaceThe records of a country are its noblest inheritance: Beyond 2022: Irelands Virtual Record Treasury research projectHistory Ireland 28:3 (2020) 48–51 - Archives & History
2020Tim MurtaghEdward Cooke and the records of the Chief Secretarys OfficeArchive Fever 16 (Sep 2020) - Archives & History
2020Randolph JonesPrivate Agent and Public Custodian: James Frederick Ferguson (1806-1855) and the Irish Exchequer Record OfficeArchive Fever 15 (Aug 2020) - Archives & History
2020Hazel MentonThe Four Courts repository post-1922Archive Fever 14 (Jul 2020) - Archives & History
2020David BrownTaking the long way home: the perambulations of Harvard MS Eng 662, Rerum Hibernicarum, Scripti et Impressi, by Charles VallanceyArchive Fever 13 (Jun 2020) - Archives & History
2020Christophe DebruyneMining for connections in the records: knowledge graphs in Beyond 2022Archive Fever 12 (May 2020) - Computer Science
2020Randolph JonesThe Irish exchequer memoranda rolls: William Lynch’s repertoryArchive Fever 11 (Feb 2020) - Archives & History
2019Stuart KinsellaNo good deed goes unpunishedArchive Fever 10 (Dec 2019) - Archives & History
2019David Brown, Brian Coleman, Micheál Ó SiochrúCalendar of transcribed material from the Council Office Books at Dublin Castle held in the Prendergast Papers, King‘s Inns Library, DublinArchivium Hibernicum. 62 (2019) 50–283 - Archives & History
2019Ciarán WallaceHerbert Wood, biographical entryDictionary of Irish Biography (December 2019) Archives & History
2018Zoë ReidUnwrapping the pastArchive Fever 9 (Nov 2018) - Conservation
2018Ciarán Wallace, Michael WillisCharting the future of the pastArchive Fever 7 (Sep 2018) - Archives & History
2018Tokens of anger: the commonwealth and protectorate recordsTokens of anger: the commonwealth and protectorate recordsArchive Fever 6 (Jun 2018) - Archives & History
2018Randolph JonesLost and found: a missing exchequer Issue Roll of 1414 rediscoveredArchive Fever 5 (May 2018) - Archives & History
2018Ciarán Wallace10 years before the blaze: Herbert Wood on ‘Unexplored Irish Treasures‘Archive Fever 4 (Apr 2018) - Archives & History
2018Peter Crooks and Ciarán WallaceOrder from chaos: Herbert Woods Guide of 1919 as the key to the Virtual Record TreasuryArchive Fever 3 (Mar 2018) - Archives & History
2018Aideen Ireland with Peter CrooksBaron Lassberg: or, the curious case of the wandering plea rollsArchive Fever 2 (Feb 2018) - Archives & History
2018Peter Crooks and Ciarán WallaceConstruction/Destruction: the Public Record Office of Ireland (1867–1922)Archive Fever 1 (Jan 2018) - Archives & History