Deenihan to launch Military History website

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."

More in this Section

Dutch men and Latvia's women are world's tallest; Ireland in 20th position

Man who shot dead neighbour Mary Dargan 'had psychotic symptoms'

Low-cost Credit Union loans 'to put pressure on moneylenders'

Animal lovers rejoice as Dublin City Council bans circuses with wild animals


Today's Stories

‘Highly sexualised’ Roger Casement dance show sparks outrage in Kerry

Racing community honours ‘brilliant’ JT McNamara

Teacher beats lender’s plan to make her and sons homeless

Comic creator Will Sliney turns Messi into superhero

Lifestyle

Jason Bourne is back again by popular demand

Top 10 reads for the summer

Showbiz news: Miranda Kerr gets engaged to Snapchat founder

Ready to sticky rock and roll with the holiday treat that spans generations

More From The Irish Examiner