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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Cavan County Library
Tel: 049 4331799
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,
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
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
E-mail: Cork City library
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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
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
Office Hours: 10 am – 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday), 10 am – 1 pm (Friday)