Monthly meetings of the RIYC Military History Group take place in the Drawing Room at 19.30hrs and all Members and their guests are welcome. There is an optional supper €35, in the Dining Room following the talk at 20.45hrs. All members welcome. Book with Catering.

Details of the speakers and topics coming up for 2022

Wednesday 23 November at 7.30pm - We welcome Ciaran Wallace, Deputy Director of Beyond 2022, the research project which created the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland, to deliver the Military History talk.

"A Destroyed Treasury Reborn: The life, death and (virtual) rebirth of the Public Record Office of Ireland" history talk by Dr. Ciarán Wallace will take place on Wednesday 23 November at 19.30hrs in the RIYC Drawing Room.  The Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) was destroyed at the start of the Civil War in June 1922. He will tell the story of the PROI and its dramatic end, how the research has fared to date and what sorts of lost historical records have been identified and made available.  

Dr. Wallace is Deputy Director of Beyond 2022, the research project which created the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland.  He completed his PhD, on Dublin’s complicated municipal politics before independence, at Trinity College Dublin (2010). He was awarded a Government of Ireland Post-doctoral Fellowship.  He was a co-designer of Trinity’s inaugural Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) ‘Irish Lives in War and Rebellion: 1912-1923’. Having lectured in Modern Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Liverpool John Moore’s University Ciarán returned to Dublin at the start of the Beyond 2022 research project.   

He has published on Dublin social history, Irish political cartoons and online learning. Dr. Wallace is a convenor of the Dublin History Research Network and lectures in the Department of History at Trinity College Dublin. 

This talk is free to members and their guests and is followed by an optional supper €35. Book with Catering.

For more information about this group contact Winifred Kelliher or on 087 2446004