The Importance of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection - Understanding revolutionary Ireland and beyond
Tuesday, 2 June 2015 from 13:00 to 14:00 (IST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This lunchtime series of 3 lectures will be run by the Military Archives and hosted by Rathmines Library. This lecture will take place on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.
The Department of Defence, as part of the Government Centenary Commemoration programme, is cataloguing and partially digitising the Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) in the custody of the Military Archives.
Key to understanding and researching the period, context and the events of the period from 1916 -1923 is the MSPC. Described as the single most important archival collection relating to Irelands revolutionary period, the collection provides a significant insight into not only military activities but also social, economic and political aspects of the participants in the struggle for independence. This is the second of three lectures.
Lecture 2 "The Importance of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection - Understanding revolutionary Ireland and beyond"
Michael Keane is a graduate from the school of History and Archives, UCD. Michael is an archivist with the Military Service Pensions Collection.
Mr Michael Keane
Utilising new information and sources of information contained within the Military Services Pensions Collection, this talk will look at what this Collection can tell us not only about Ireland's independence struggle, but Ireland in the 20th century generally.
When & Where
Military History Society of Ireland, Military Archives, National Museum
Military History Society of Ireland
The Military History Society of Ireland was founded in 1949. The aim of the Society is to promote the study of military history, and in particular the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen in war.
Military Archives is the place of deposit for the records of the Department of Defence, the Defence Forces and the Army Pensions Board. The Military Archives holds the largest collection of revolutionary period related documentation including the Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 and the Military Service Pensions Collection 1916 -1923.
National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History is located at Collins Barracks Benburb Street, Dublin 7. The National Museum of Ireland houses the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition which features military artifacts and memorabilia tracing Ireland's military history from 1550 to the present.