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In response to the Government's moving of Dublin City and County to Level 3 of the Living with COVID Plan, we have, regretfully, had to close the Comdt Peter Young Reading room until at least the 13th October 2020. We will not be able to arrange later appointments until we have confirmation that we can reopen again. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please keep an eye on this website and our Twitter account for further updates.

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Genealogy

As well as personnel files, the Military Archives is the repository of several other collections, many of which are digitised and available on this website, that are of interest to those researching their family history. 

Academic Research

As the official place of deposit for the records of the Irish Defence Forces and Department of Defence, the archival material at the Military Archives constitutes the documentary evidence of Ireland’s military heritage.  This material spans the revolutionary period, through the foundation of the National Army, right up to the present day.

    Media

    Information for media professionals who wish to use the Military Archives for content research or producing content on location.

    Donate/Community

    Information for those wishing to donate material to the Military Archives, or assist in our Image Identification or Oral History Projects.

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    The Military Archives Reading Room is now closed for the Christmas period and public services will resume on Tuesday 7th January 2020.2019 has been a very successful year for the Military Archives, with the completion of several important projects. These have included: the cataloguing and release…

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    This afternoon the Military Archives proudly hosted the launch of ‘Badges and Insignia of the Irish Defence Forces’ by Flight Sergeant James G. Perkins (Retired). The book was launched in the Commandant Peter Young Reading Room by Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding the Air…

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    In response to the ongoing Decade of Centenaries and increased public interest in accessing archives which chart the revolutionary period, the Military Archives is pleased to announce the online release of The Collins Papers. Over 6,000 documents dating from 1918 to early 1922, taking in the War of…

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