Property Registration Authority participates in Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland Project
On Monday 28 June 2022, the ground-breaking Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland was formally launched in Dublin Castle by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Ms. Catherine Martin T.D., the presence of the Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin T.D.
The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland is an all-island and international collaborative project which aims to virtual reconstruct the Public Record Office of Ireland and the archival sources which were destroyed in the opening engagement of the Irish Civil War on the 30 June 1922.
The Property Registration Authority is delighted to be one of over seventy participating institutions in the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland. As part of the project, the Registry of Deeds has carefully digitized and catalogued six of our early 18th century transcript books which have been ingested into Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland. The Registry of Deeds also provided 140,000 words of transcription, used in the B2022 English M4 Transkribus Model.
To view the records and 3-D immersive model of the Public Record Office of Ireland see virtualtreasury.ie
To find out more about the Registry of Deeds contribution to the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland, click here to read our guest blog article by Dr. David Brown.