Registry of Deeds Online Events for Culture Night and Festival of History

The Registry of Deeds is delighted to announce two online events for Culture Night 2021 and Festival of History 2021.  Events are free but booking is required. Full details below.

Culture Night 2021

Title: Registry of Deeds: Lending and borrowing in a world without banks.

Date: Friday 17 September 2021, 18.00-19.00

An online talk by Dr Brendan Twomey, organised by Registry of Deeds Archive Service . The presentation will focus on important insights into the workings of the eighteenth century world of money which can be discovered in the Registry of Deeds property transactions. Using data extracted from the first 200 such loans that were recorded as having been redeemed this talk profiles the lenders, the borrowers, the location of the property that was used as security, the scale of the lending, the interest rate charged, and critically the capability of the lenders to successfully exercise their security. The secured person-to-person mortgage constituted an effective and legally sound mechanism for both lenders and borrowers. The eighteenth century files of the Registry of Deeds contain the details of many thousands of such loans.

Dr Brendan Twomey is a retired banker. In 2018 he completed his PhD in TCD entitled Personal Financial Management in Early Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Practices, participants and outcomes.

Online Ticket Booking: https://culturenight2021registryofdeeds.eventbrite.ie

Full program can be viewed at CultureNight.ie #CultureNight #OícheChultúir


Festival of History 2021

Title: The Operation of Ireland’s Popery Laws: Evidence in the Registry of Deeds

Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021, 18.00-19.00

An online talk by Dr. John Bergin organised by Registry of Deeds Archive Service. 

John Bergin, of the School of History in UCD, researches Catholic Ireland in the 18th century. With Professor Ian McBride, Foster Professor of Irish History in Hertford College in Oxford, he is investigating evidence in the Registry of Deeds for the ‘Popery Laws’. This project, aided by Oxford University’s John Fell Fund, is utilising the extensive unpublished research materials of the late Professor Thomas P. O’Neill

Online Ticket Booking: https://festivalofhistory2021registryofdeeds.eventbrite.ie

Full program can be viewed at Dublin Festival of History #HistFest21