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The Maps, Plans and Drawings collection of Military Barracks in Ireland (MPD Collection) is one of Military Archivesā€˜ newest online resources for researchers.

From a total collection of approximately 4,000 architectural maps, plans and drawings of military installations throughout the island of Ireland that we are digitising, the first 650 are now available on this page.


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About the Collection

The Irish Military Barracks Maps, Plans and Drawings Collection

The Irish Military Barracks Maps, Plans and Drawings Collection is a unique collection pertaining to the construction and maintenance of military barracks in Ireland from c.1830 to c 1980.
The collection contains many previously unseen architectural drawings from the British War Office, the Royal Engineer Corps, the Ordnance Survey and latterly the (Irish) Defence Forces Engineer Corps.

Spotlight - Philip Conran Archive

Philip Conran Archive

The Military Archives is pleased to present the private library of aviation historian, Philip Conran. 

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