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We have released another 142 Oral Histories on our Oral History website.

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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.


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


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

    News & Updates View All

    Military Archives is delighted to announce the launch of the second phase of the Military Archives Oral History Project (MAOHP) on Friday 14th December 2018. This phase is titled Lebanon Stories – 40 Years of UNIFIL . The release features oral histories contributed by soldiers who served with…


    The May 2018 release relates to claims lodged by 1,442 individuals (c. 4,000 files), or by their dependants and contains new and unique information on the revolutionary period.This is a very significant release as it is the largest release of files relating to over 600 female…


    26 Feb 2018

    As part of the 40th Anniversary of Ireland’s participation in UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), the Military Archives will be deploying a team to Lebanon from 5-10 March to collect oral history testimonies from a selection of Lebanese people who have worked with us…


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