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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.

    News & Updates View All

    We are delighted to announce that the Uinseann MacEoin (1920-2007) Collection was donated to the Military Archives today by his son, Nuada MacEoin. Uniseann Ó Rathaille MacEoin was a veteran republican, architect, planner, journalist, campaigner for the conservation of Georgian built…

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    We wish to advise our users that we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our telephone systems. We are unable to hear the voice of the caller once we accept the call. Our technicians are currently working to resolve this issue, but it is expected these difficulties will…

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    We would like to express our sadness at the death of the former Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann (1995-1998), Lieutenant General Gerry (Gerald) McMahon DSM.Lt Gen McMahon maintained a very active interest in the Defence Forces into retirement and was a great friend and advocate of the…

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