Charred Remains

Charred Remains tells the story of the destruction in 1922 of Ireland’s Public Records Office. This office, located at Dublin’s Four Courts, was a treasure trove of legal proceedings, ecclesiastical records, censuses, genealogical records, wills, and parish registers, which were destroyed during Ireland’s Civil War in 1922.

Forward-thinking archivists collected and stored the charred remains of these records, which were scattered all over Dublin, even as far as Howth Head, confident that in years to come, future generations would be able to save some of these archival fragments.

First Broadcast: 3rd February 2019

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