Friday 16 June 2023

A celebration event to mark PRONI's 100th anniversary

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is to host a special event on Thursday 22 June. Called PRONI 100: Celebrating a Century will be a hybrid event to mark the 100th anniversary of the repository's establishment with the passing of the Public Records Act (NI) 1923 and to celebrate its past, present and future.

An impressive range of guest speakers has been lined up. They include writer and comedian Tim McGarry; former BBC NI political correspondent Stephen Walker; the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Independent's Northern Ireland editor Sam McBride; historian and Professor at QUB, Marie Coleman; private depositor and NI Screen access and outreach officer Bronagh McAtasney; and Rhona Murray, Ancestry's content and acquisition manager.

The free event will be held at PRONI from 12pm – 1:30pm, but will also be available online. Booking is essential and you can choose either the in-person or online option.