An Offline Collection is where a simple description of a collection is given online, but an appointment in the reading room will be necessary to view both the finding aid and the original records. Examples here include our hyperlinked collections below in the ‘offline’ category.
Offline collections include:
- The Collins Collection (working files of the Historical Section 1933-1959 and papers of Michael Collins, Minister of Finance, Director of Organisation and Intelligence I.R.A. 1917-1921)
- Truce Liaison and Evacuation Papers (1921-1922)
- Civil War Captured Documents
- Railway Protection Corps Collection (Civil War)
- Army census for every barracks and post in the Free State on 12th/13th November 1922
- Personnel files for officers and enlisted personnel since 1922 (available to next of kin only. Please Note: some records have not survived)
- Department of Defence 'A/' files from 1922
- Army Crisis Collection, 1924
- Department of Defence ‘2/’ files, 1925 to 1947
- Army Organisation Board Collection
- Army Equitation School Collection 1926 - 1980
- Military Mission/Temporary Plans Division 1926 -1928
- Minutes of GHQ Staff Conferences Collection, 1925-39
- National Emergency files 1939-46: Director of Intellligence/Military Intelligence (G2) Collection; Construction Corps; Air Raid Precautions; Coastal Defence Artillery Collection; Air Defence Command; Office of the Controller of Censorship Collection; Emergency Defence Plans, Defence Forces Annual and General Reports (1940 -1949); Crashes and Forced Landings of Belligerent Aircraft; Internment camp records; Look Out Posts Log Books Collection
- Department of Defence '3/' Administrative Files 1947 to 1961
- Records specific to the Naval Service and the Air Corps
- United Nations Unit Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Forces Histories from 1958 to 1982
- Press Cuttings 1916 - 2000
- Army periodicals including an tÓglach (1913 – 1932), an Cosantóir (1940 – present), the Curragh Bulletin, the Irish Volunteer among others.
Contact the Military Archives for further details about access to these collections.
In addition, we have in excess of 1,000 named private collections. For information about donating to Military Archives, please see our Frequently Asked Question section.