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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.


    Information for media professionals who wish to use the Military Archives for content research or producing content on location.


    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 Military Archives and the Military History Society of Ireland will host a Civil War historical conference, Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September 2022. Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.


    Today, 13th September, 2021, marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Jadotville. An online exhibition has been curated by one of our archivists detailing various aspects of the engagement, which took place from the 13th – 17th September 1961. The Republic of the Congo (as it was…


    The Military Archives is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Studio 9 (principled by Joe Coveney and John O’Connell) as our Artists-in-Residence. This programme, sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, invites artists to reflect upon, and…


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