Thursday, 28 January 2016

Military Archives' talks focus on revolutionary period

Military Archives is to present host three lunchtime lectures at Rathmines Library on research and access to revolutionary period collections including the various genealogical sources available with reference to the Irish Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan, Na Fianna Éireann and Dublin Brigade Activity Reports.

I attended one of the Military Archives lectures last year and it was extremely informative, so I'm happy to recommend this year's series to any researcher who wants to gain a deeper understanding of what's available.

Here are the details for this year's series:

Wednesday 17 February: Researching the Rising – The Military Service (1916–1923) Pensions Collection, with Michael Keane

Wednesday 24 February: Researching the revolutionary period at the Military Archives, with Comdt Padraic Kennedy

Wednesday 2 March      : Researching family history in the Military Archives – a focus on 1916, with Capt Claire Mortimer

The lectures are part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme. They are free but booking is essential via the Library by email to or telephone (0)1 497 3539.

Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.
Time  : 1pm.