Bureau of Military History Image Gallery


This gallery contains circa 400 photographs submitted to the Bureau, many of which are instantly recognisable as iconic images of the period. Certain photographs in the BMH, such as the aerial shots of 1916 Rising action sites, were taken in the early 1950s by the Air Corps. The original BMH index for the photographs included basic descriptions of 'groups' of photographs from certain contributors. You can search the BMH photograph series by clicking the search icon below.


Military Archives Image Gallery

Military Archives holds thousands of digitised images. In an effort to make these digital images available to a wider audience, we will be uploading images on a thematic basis to this gallery regularly.

This online photograph gallery is designed to exhibit these images while also allowing the viewer to post comments and to create an online user account.

To search this collection go to http://gallery.militaryarchives.ie/search.php

Military Archives Flickr account


Participate in the Military Archives Image Identification Project, where we will be releasing historic photographs of soldiers from training and operations at home and overseas in order to glean information on the identities of the personnel concerned. We are also looking for additional background information on the image such as location, photographer, date and context.

View albums from the Military Archives flickr page

Military Archives Vimeo account


This is the official video channel for the Irish Defence Forces Military Archives.

Search the Vimeo account