CW P 01

Civil War Internment Collection
(1922 - 1925)

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Reference Code: IE/MA/CW/P
Dates: 1922-1925
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium: 16 boxes, 32 outsize ledgers paper and bound volumes
Access: Open to the public
Language: English
Finding Aid: Download
Note: Paper version available in Reading Room

Following the outbreak of civil war in June 1922 the Provisional Government required prisons and camps to house prisoners interned throughout the country. A Prisoners Department was established in the Office of the Adjutant General while military personnel took over the operation of several prisons and established internment camps. These prisons and camps include: Athlone, Beggars Bush in Dublin, Hare Park and the Tintown camps in the Curragh, Carlow and Athy, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cork, Dundalk, Galway, Gormanston camp, Kilmainham, Kilkenny, Limerick, Maryboro in Portlaoise, Mountjoy, Mullingar, Naas, Navan, Newbridge, North Dublin Union, Portobello (now Cathal Brugha) Barracks, Sligo, Tipperary, Thurles, Templemore, Trim, Tralee, Wellington Barracks, Waterford and Westport. The individual administrative records of many of these prisons and camps are not held in the Military Archives, however there is some material surviving in relation to Mountjoy, Kilmainham, North Dublin Union, Gormanston Camp, Tintown internment camps, Hare Park camp, Newbridge, Maryboro, Dundalk and Cork.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains material relating to Anti-Treaty personnel interned by the National Army during the Civil War. No individual internment records for internees are contained in this collection. Much of the collection consists of administrative material issued from the Office of the Director of Intelligence and the Prisoners Department.

The collection also contains some administrative and financial paperwork from some of the prisons and camps in use.


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