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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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    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…

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    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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    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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