Quick Search

You can choose to do a Sitewide Search, or search in All (the currently searchable) Online Collections*, or search in one online collection chosen from the dropdown, or in All Reading Room Collections, or search in one reading room collection chosen from the dropdown.

You can use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to organise and sift through your searches. These produce more accurate and relevant results, allowing you to navigate through related results, while disregarding the unrelated.

AND e.g. Dublin AND Army (Dublin + Army)
OR e.g. IRA OR Irish Republican Army (IRA | Irish Republican Army)
NOT e.g. IRA NOT Easter Rising (IRA - Easter Rising)
() e.g (Dublin AND Army) NOT IRA
“ ” e.g. “Civil War”

*See "What can you search here?"

A sitewide search includes the Resources, News & Events, most of the Reading Room Collections and the currently searchable Online Collections*:
Oral Histories Project (20th Century),  The Collins Papers (1917 - 1921),  Irish Army Census Collection (12 November 1922 - 13 November 1922), and Bureau of Military History (1913 - 1921).

*Further collections will be added to search in the coming weeks and months.

These Online Collections are not currently searchable. They will be added to search in the coming weeks and months.
You can visit these online collections and do a local search there.
Military Service Pensions Collection (1916 - 1923),  Maps, Plans & Drawings Collection (1702 - 2007),  The Irish Volunteer (1914 - 1916),  The Brigade Activity Reports - Operations (1916 - 1923),  An tÓglach Magazine (1918 - 1933),  Media Hub (20th Century),  Military Archives Image Gallery (20th Century),  Military Archives Image Identification Project (20th Century),  United Nations Unit Histories (1960 - 1982).

The Reading Room Collections listed in the dropdown are searchable. If they are not in the dropdown they are not searchable.