Deciphering the Archives

In previous blogs on this site, the focus has naturally been on the records of the Military Service Pensions Collection, the people they represent and the events therein described. While the work of the archivists behind the scenes can sometimes be overlooked, the obstacles and challenges they face, when acknowledged, can lead to an even…

International Connections in the MSPC

The Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) contains files relating to a number of individuals active in the Republican Movement during the Revolutionary period (1916-1923) who were either born outside of Ireland or had non-Irish parentage. They include Robert Briscoe (1894-1969) whose Jewish parents emigrated to Dublin from Lithuania; Captain Louis Marie (1900-1957) whose father was…