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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

    On November 9th the Military Archives will launch the Military Archives Oral History Project (MAOHP). The project was established in 2015 with the aim of digitally recording memory, oral history and tradition associated with the Defence Forces since its inception. In its first two years more…

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    On October 24th, the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Project will release almost 5,000 new scanned files (relating to 1,576 individuals). This will bring will the number of files from the collection online to approximately 20,000 (relating to 6,564 individuals). These files relate to claims…

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    To progress the moving of further extensive collections into our storage facility and the completion of a number of long-standing projects, the Reading Room will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC from 24th April to 31st May 2017, inclusive, reopening for appointments on Thursday 1st June, 10.00-12.30…

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