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The Registry, McKee Barracks, Dublin 7.

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353-(0)1-677 7853

Email

secretary@militaryheritage.ie

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Libraries

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The library’s Belfast, Ulster and Irish Studies department holds a complete set of Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914-1918. It also holds the Francis Joseph Bigger collection that includes rare books and bound manuscripts dealing with the Irish regiments in the service of France during the 1700s.

British military periodicals held in the General Reference library include the Air Force List (1935-), Army List, (1811), Navy List (1915-onwards), Illustrated War News (1914-1918) and Army and Navy Illustrated (1895-1905).

There are also collections of Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research and the Irish Sword, journal of the Military History Society of Ireland.

Belfast Central Library
Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EA.

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028 9050 9150
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028 9033 2819
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Carlow County Library
Tullow Street,
Carlow.
Tel: 0503 70094

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+353 (0) 59-9129705
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Cavan County Council’s Library Service provides unlimited, easy access to information and leisure, education and entertainment, business development and quality of life.

Cavan County Library
Farnham Street,
Cavan.
Tel: 049 4331799

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049-4378300
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049-4361565
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Manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts complete this amazing collection - all the result of the collecting activities of one man - Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).

Chester Beatty Library
The Clock Tower Building,
Dublin Castle,
Dublin 2.

Opening Times:
1 May to 30 September: Monday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
1 October to 30 April: Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M (Closed Mondays).

Saturday, 11.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)
Sunday, 1.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)

Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays

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(+353 1) 407 0750
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(+353 1) 407 0760
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Clare County Library HQ
Mill Road,
Ennis,
Co. Clare.

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065 6821616
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065 6842462
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As well as general military titles and publications such as the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society the library holds a number of rare tiles such as the Record of the North Cork Regiment of Militia and the Regimental Records of the 3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Cork City Library
Grand Parade,
Cork.
Tel:
E-mail: Cork City library
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+ 353 21 4924900
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+ 353 21 4275684
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The Library’s special collection has a section on Peadar O’Donnell, commander of the IRA in north east Donegal during the War of Independence and an activist on the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. Also available is a collection relating to Patrick MacGill, the Donegal novelist who served with the London Irish Rifles during the First World War and wrote 8 books on life in the trenches.

Donegal County Library
Administrative Centre,
Rosemount,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal.

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074 9124950
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074 9124950
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Library Service,
1st Floor,
1 Harbour Square ,
Crofton Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
County Dublin.

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+353 (0) 1 2147970,
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+353 (0) 1 2147999
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Fingal County Library HQ
County Hall,
Swords,
Co. Dublin.

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+353 (0) 1 8905524
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On Tuesday, 26th of June, 1990 the museum was formally opened. After a difficult period of 5 years, the original government grant was finally expended and the assembled guests were welcomed by the splendid 'In union is strength' exhibition of facsimile or reproduction documents.

Irish Labour History Museum and Archives
Beggars Bush,
Haddington Road,
Dublin 4.

Opening Times
Office Hours: 10 am - 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday), 10 am - 1 pm (Friday)

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+353 1 6681071
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The special collections section of the library has a collection relating to Thomas Ashe, the Kerry born leader of the Ashbourne ambush during the 1916 Rising, who died on hunger strike during 1917. There is also a collection of material on Roger Casement who was captured attempting to bring German guns ashore in Kerry at Easter 1916.

Kerry County Library HQ
Moyderwell,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry.
Tel:
E-mail: Kerry County Library

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+353 (0) 66 7121200
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Kildare County Council has a network of 15 branch libraries throughout out the county. There is also a Mobile Library service, a Local Studies (Kildare Collections and Research Service) with a genealogy service and the County archives.

Kildare Library and Arts Service Headquarters
Riverbank Arts Centre,
Main Street,
Newbridge,
Co Kildare

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+353 (0) 45 431109/486
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Fax (0) 45 432490
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The local studies department has numerous sources relating to various conflicts, including the rebellions of 1798, 1848 and 1867, the 1916-23 period, the two World Wars and Irish United Nations missions. The material is contained in books, journal articles, files and newspaper extracts. Among the local journals of interest are the Old Kilkenny Review and Decies-Old Waterford Society. Newspaper sources are available on microfilm in the Local Studies Department.

Kilkenny County Library HQ
6, John’s Quay,
Kilkenny

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+353 (0) 56 7794000
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+353 (0) 56 7794004
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The local studies section of the library contains numerous items of military interest. There are press cuttings, files and journal (especially in Breifne) articles on local involvement in the 1798 rebellion and the subsequent French landings in the west, as well as material on the Spanish Armada and the American Civil War. There is also a substantial amount of material on Leitrim and Longford men’s service in World War One. The collection also includes autograph books, internment orders and memoirs of the War of Independence and Civil War periods, especially dealing with the Selton Hill ambush of 1921 in which six IRA volunteers were killed.

Leitrim County Library
Ballinamore,
Co. Leitrim.

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+ 353 (0)71 9645582
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+ 353 (0)71 9645572
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This library holds several books related to Limerick’s role in military history and the Journal of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association. The library’s collection of the Old Limerick Journal is a significant source for military heritage, especially that related to the Limerick region. The 1990 edition was a special devoted to the 1690 siege, for example. The library has a collection of Limerick War News dating from the Civil War. Another important source is a list of all military references in the Limerick City Trade Directories, 1769-1879. The Library now has a lot of genealogy and local studies materials available online from this site.

Limerick City Library
The Granary,
Michael Street,
Limerick.

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Monday - Tuesday: 10.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm (excluding Bank Hols)

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+353 (0) 61 407510
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+353 (0) 61 411506
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The library holds a full collection of the Old Limerick Journal that features extensive coverage of military history. Previous articles relate particularly to matters of Limerick or mid-west interest and include ‘Limerick and the Spanish Civil War’, ‘The Royal Munster Fusiliers 1914-1918’, ‘The Munsters in South Africa 1899-1902’, ‘The Limerick City Militia 1798’,and the ‘Defences of Ireland 1793-1815, the Shannon Estuary’.

Lissanalta House
Dooradoyle
Limerick

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+353 (0) 61 214452
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The library holds an extensive collection of books, periodicals and newspapers relating to the history of Belfast. It was founded in 1788 and one of its first librarians was the United Irishman, Thomas Russel. The library has substantial collections relating to the 1798 period, as well as the Northern Ireland Political Collection, the single most important archive of the conflict from 1969 onwards. This holds over 11,500 books and documents, 2,000 periodicals and 75,000 other items.

Linenhall Library Belfast
17 Donegall Square North,
Belfast BT1 5GB.

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Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm

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+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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The library holds record books of the Co. Longford Militia, (1783-1855) and the list of Longford born soldiers killed in action while serving with British Regiments in the Great War. There are also a limited number of statements of local activists in the War of Independence.

Longford County Library HQ
Town Centre,
Longford.

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+353 (0)43 3341124
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+353 (0)43 3348576
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The library holds an extensive collection of journals and locally produced histories including two on the Louth Rifles (1854-1908). Publications such as the Louth Archaeological Journal, Journal of Old Drogheda and Tempest’s Annual which carry articles on subjects as diverse as Dundalk soldiers killed in the First World War, and Louth Wild Geese veterans in the French Army during the 1700s. The library also has the twelve volumes of Ireland’s Memorial Records, which lists 49,435 dead of the First World War. The special collections section of the library holds a minute book from the Louth Local Defence Force, 1940-1941.

Louth County Library
Roden Place,
Dundalk,
Co. Louth.

 

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+353 (0) 42 9353190