Collection Website

The collection website was produced to allow for online access to material and to provide background information, scope and archival history of the collection. The collection website is available here.


To date there have been eight major releases from the MSPC. To view further information please click on the links provided.

  • The first release from the collection took place in January 2014 and focused on veterans of the Easter Rising, 1916 as well as those that took part in the War of Independence and Civil War.
  •  October 2014
  •  December 2015
  •  April 2016 saw the release of files relating to 47,554  applications for the 1916 Medal and the Service (1917-1921) Medal. These files are available by appointment at Military Archives.
  • October 2017
  • May 2018
  • February 2019 – Brigade Activity Reports
  • October 2019

Conferences/ Lectures

  • Sources for Cumann na mBan in the Military Service Pensions Collection – Collins Barracks, Dublin: 2014
  • Women in the Military Service Pensions Collection: New Identities– National Library of Ireland: 2014
  • Irish Family History Society – Dublin City Library and Archives: 2014
  • Fevered archivists: Outreach strategies and the documentation of archival activity in the decade of centenaries – University College Dublin: 2015
  • Lunchtime Lecture Series – Rathmines Library, Dublin: 2015 & 2016
  • Some aspects of the 1916 Rising in the Military Service Pensions Collection – Collins Barracks, Dublin: 2016
  • Women in the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection – National Library of Ireland: 2016
  • XV International AEDEI Conference (Spanish Association for Irish Studies) – Zaragoza, Spain: 2016
  • Women in the Military Service Pensions Collection – Cumann na mBan Conference, Galway: 2017
  • Visible and Invisible Women – 100 years on – International Women’s Day – Donegal: 2017
  • International Conference Maynooth University – Women’s History in the Digital World: 2017
  • The Relevance of the Archivist in the complexity of Commemoration: Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries – Archives and Records Association, Manchester: 2017
  • Digitising at the Military Service Pensions Collection – CNCI (Council of National Cultural Institutions), Dublin: 2017
  • The Military Service Pensions Collection – UCD Staff Library Day: 2018
  •  The military service pensions collection: new collective memories and trauma representations of the Irish Revolution – CAIS (Centre for Archvies and Information Studies), Dundee: 2018
  • Dependants and Independence: the Military Service Pensions Collection – Richmond Barracks, Dublin: 2018
  • The Military Service Pensions Collection – Tallaght Historical Society, Dublin: 2018
  • 1919: Birth of a counter-state – Dublin City University, Dublin: 2019

  • Public Symposium – MSPC: A Unique Historical and Personal Legacy: Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin: 2019
  • From Connaught Rangers to Brigade Activity Reports: Douglas Hyde Conference, Roscommon: 2019
  • County Kilkenny in the MSPC: City Library, Kilkenny: 2019
  • From Tullamore to Trinidad: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin: 2019



  • RTE Radio 1 – Today with Seán O’Rourke -Special Programme live on 1 April 2015 in Collins Barracks
  • Filmed documentary Mná na Réabhlóide. (TG4 Production – aired 8 March 2015)
  • Keepers of the Flame, produced by Nuala O’Connor and co-written by Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter
  • RTE Radio 1 – The History Show 3 March 2019. Available here.