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Have you heard?! 

We have released the Brigade Activity Reports from the Military Service Pensions Collection.

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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.


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    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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    9 Feb 2019

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