The Bureau of Military History is launching a new website this evening.
The Defence Forces Military Archives collaborated with the National Archives to digitise over 35-thousand pages, 42 sets of photographs and 13 voice recordings from primary sources covering the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1913 to 1921.
Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan is launching bureau of military history dot ie at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin this evening and he said: "This launch is the culmination of years of work by the Military and National Archives. When established, the Military Bureau’s official brief was ‘to assemble and co-ordinate material to form the basis for the compilation of the history of the movement for Independence from the formation of the Irish Volunteers on 25th November 1913, to the 11th July 1921’.
"Anyone who sees these collections online will have to agree that they accomplished this goal with distinction."