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The Military Archives holds a significant volume of material that constitutes an extremely important part of the record for Ireland’s history in the 20th century.

This is a diverse archive for the Republic of Ireland which holds everything from historical documents to service records. If you had an ancestor who served in the military of  the Irish Free State since 1922, then this is the archive for you.


Search for Military Service Pension Claims (1916-1923) lodged by the participants of the revolutionary period (or by their dependents) online.

There are several ways to search the Military Service Pensions Collection. You can search the entire collection or you can refine your search by selecting any of the options from the Individual Applications, Organisation and Membership, and Administration series.


The reading room at Military Archives has eight seats and is located downstairs in the archives building. Make an appointment to secure a place and they will assist you in exploring this amazing resource.


Military Archives is located within Cathal Brugha Barracks, just off Military Road in Rathmines, Dublin 6.


The reading room is open Tuesday to Thursday, from 1000hrs to 1600hrs,


Address Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Bks, Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland.
Phone +353 1 8046457
Parish(es) Ireland XO Glasnevin (Dublin) St Peters (Dublin) Taney (Dublin) Athboy (Meath) Killucan (Westmeath) Dundalk (Louth)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Local Organisation