Military Service (1916-23) Pensions Collection and Brigade Activity Reports a treasure trove for inquiring young minds
A vast array of records are stored in the facility, which has over 21km of shelving
These are first-hand stories of ordinary people driven to do extraordinary things
An IRA company was usually organised at the townland level, and could contain between 60 and 200 men
Evidence is key to any study of the events that have shaped us
Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks holds historical, economic and familial records
Several famous anti-Treaty Republicans applied for a pension while living abroad
The Down files: Operation to blow up reservoir was revenge for Belfast pogroms, pension documents reveal
The Revolution Files: Men fabricated raids and arms seizures to get pensions because they were in dire financial straits
Kerry, 1921: Eight Black and Tans were killed by 50 IRA men in the Rathmore ambush
The Revolution Files: Killing happened during a mass shooting in a Protestant village in Armagh
The Roscommon files: Fears Black and Tans would burn town in revenge for ambush
The Sligo files: Pension file reveals grieving wife of Seamus Devins drank disinfectant 14 years after his death
The Mayo files: Heavily armed British soldiers overcame men
The Antrim files: Letter reveals deep sense of abandonment as volunteers in south became embroiled in Civil War
The Revolution Files: IRA officer Patrick Ramsbottom also led the column which carried out the first military operation of the insurrection told pensions committee: 'I was drinking at the time, that is about the size of it'
The Kilkenny files: Families of both men were later granted State pensions
The Meath files: Attack planned for Sunday, when RIC officers would be at Mass
The Louth files: Town ‘sneeringly hostile’ to IRA, making operations difficult
The Revolution Files: The owner refused to close for the funeral of Terence McSwiney
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