On June 30, 1922, during the Irish Civil War, a fire in the Public Records Office in Dublin destroyed a large number of Irish Records. Irish genealogical research has been affected over the years by this tragic loss, as many records still cannot be retrieved from other sources.
findmypast.com is offering free access to its full collection of Irish Births, Marriages, and Death Indexes this weekend -- beginning Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, June 30, 2013. In order to access the vital records you will have to register for free on the site.
Anyone who has Irish ancestors will want to take advantage of this offer. The vital records are only a small portion of the total Irish records available on the site, but only the Vital Records mentioned above will have free access. While on the site, you should also take a look at the list of other Irish records that may be accessed with a subscription.