May 24, 2022

Ireland is Digitizing and Making Military Records Available Online

From The Irish Times:

Lieut Gen Seán McCann, chief of staff of the Defence Forces, has launched a new website – – which is designed to appeal to professional and amateur historians and genealogists as well as members of the public who are simply hoping to fill in gaps in a family tree.

The State’s Military Archives are held in Dublin’s Cathal Brugha Barracks but will now become available online for the first time. Some material inherited from the British forces who departed in 1922 is also included.

By March, it is planned to publish 36,000 pages of witness statements – online, digitised and fully word searchable – relating to the key military events which shaped pre-Independence Ireland from 1913-1921.

The project is being undertaken in conjunction with the National Archives of Ireland, a separate body.

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