Donncha Ó Curráin (part 1)
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Donncha Ó Curráin (part 1)


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Donncha O Curráin describes his memories of his membership of the advisory council set up in the 1980s by the National Archives, the purpose of which was to establish a comprehensive archive of Irish history. Donncha was to remain on this board for ten years and he names the other board members and recalls details of this period, including transporting Ordnance Survey maps (copperplates) which had been stored in the old offices of the Four Courts and in Dublin Castle to the new archive premises located in a building in Bishop Street. He describes various archival material stored in different locations around Dublin. He describes the many valuable papers which passed through his hands during those most interesting years. He concludes this section of the recording by discussing his recent publication in three volumes entitled Clavis Litterarum Hibernensium, in Irish, English, French and Latin. Donncha’s wife, Fidelma, also participated in this recording.

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National Archives and Archaeology

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Cork City

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