Herbert Webb Gillman, BL, JP, Cork Antiquarian, in 1892 ‘The writer takes the opportunity of expressing his opinion that the greater part of our County Histories in Ireland can be, and indeed ought to be, rewritten in the light of the documents of late being made readily available by the Public Record Office.  It is a Department of which any Nation ought to be justly proud; and the work done in arranging, indexing and editing by the able officers engage there, so well by their courtesy and ready help, afforded freely to all comers are beyond praise.


 Firstly the old Bermingham Tower, Dublin Castle widely condemned.


Apparently one Irish Antiquarian ritually curses every morning, those who blew up the Public Records Office in 1922, destroying almost 1,000 years of records of Irish History.

bermingham tower PRO fourcourts

Footnote No. 2