Thursday, 30 May 2019

Beyond 2022 - Virtually recreating the Irish PRO archive

This is not a new video, it was launched over a year ago, but having seen it again on Twitter this morning, I thought it worth sharing. In 1922, The Irish Public Record Office was devastated in the Civil War, with many valuable records from centuries past utterly destroyed. Not everything was lost however, and many surrogate copies of records destroyed in the calamity have survived.

The Beyond 2022 project ( seeks to create a virtual PRO online in time for the centenary, gathering all know surviving material and surrogates and making them available in a digitally reconstructed building. It and is something I am sure many of us with Irish ancestry cannot wait for! Here's the video, also available at


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