Friday 19 October 2012

Revised arrangements for busy Military Archives Reading Room

Based at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines, Military Archives has become a popular research institution for Irish genealogists and historians during the course of the last year in which it has released several fascinating collections.

While those collections are freely available online, the greater awareness of the Military Archives has increased demand at its Reading Room, which has the capacity to accommodate eight researchers at any one time.

Demand has now reached such a level that Military Archives has revised the Reading Room opening times to two distinct time blocks, separated by a one-hour lunch break.

The first research block is from 10:00am to 12:30pm and the second block is from 13:30pm to 16:00pm.

Researchers requiring both research blocks may be accommodated on request through the Duty Archivist.

The new opening hours and its research block arrangements will be effective from 30 October and will allow the Military Archives to double the number of researchers using the reading room facilities.

The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Thursday inclusive.