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The poster in a recent post on archives and the burning of the Four Courts reminded me to root out this old punch cartoon upstairs.

Taken from the July 12th 1922 edition of Punch, or the London Charivari, it shows the ‘Spirit of the Law’ in discussion with a menacing looking republican figure, with the smouldering remains of the Four Courts in the background.

Spirit of Law (To Irish Rebel): “You may have destroyed my courts and my records, but you have not destroyed me!”

At least two thirds of Come Here To Me will be at this, feel free to say hello.

Here is that poster one more time, as posted by jaycarax

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In 1922 the bulk of Ireland’s documentary heritage was destroyed. This symposium poses a stark question: what will be the state of Irish archives in 2022 on the centenary of the Four Courts blaze?

It was our friends at Cedar Lounge Revolution who first brought my attention to this important, interesting and ultimately necessary event. As a student of history and as someone who is considering taking a M.A. in Archives and Record Management, I’m really looking forward to this.

Great poster too.

With Diarmuid Ferriter (Professor of Modern Irish History) chairing the conference and the speakers including Fintan O’Toole (The Irish Times), Catriona Crowe (Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland) and Eunan O’Halpin (Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History), we should be in for a treat.

The meeting will conclude by taking nominations to a new Action on Archives committee, which will seek to make representations to appropriate bodies. Admission Free – All Welcome

For further information, contact Dr Peter Crooks, pcrooks@tcd.ie (01 896 1368)

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