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    Default Irish Army census of 1922 published today.

    Michael Collins's army list goes online - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 13, 2012


    A heads up for those with ancestors who were serving in 1922.


    The contents of Ireland’s first – and only – military census have been digitised and launched on the website of the Defence Forces’ Military Archives. The documents list the names of all those serving in the National Army during the Civil War, and was compiled just weeks after Collins was killed in 1922.
    Online release of the Irish Army Census 1922 | News | Website name
    "What Michael Collins accepted in '22,De Valera accepted in'27 and Gerry Adams accepted in '98.Sooner or later they all come around to accepting the Treaty"

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    Hmmmmmm...
    This project is divided into three distinct phases.

    Phase 1 Digitisation of Census Returns

    Phase 2 Mapping of Posts

    Phase 3 Searchable Index of the Census Returns



    Phase 1 & 2 is completed and will be available to view on the 13-Nov-2012 on the Online Collections webpage.

    Phase 3 will be completed in the near future and will be made available on Online Collections webpage. Please consult the News & Events for updates on this new collection.
    Phase 1 & 2 not even released yet as they are meant to be - and - will need Phase 3 to search it. So more time to wait for this still !

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    Seems a bit divisive without the names from the other side. The blueshirt element of FG is behind this list for sure.

    The irony being that Michael Collins would have spat on the likes of Kenny, Shatter, Bruton, Hayes, Varadker and Creighton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub01 View Post
    eems a bit divisive without the names from the other side. The blueshirt element of FG is behind this list for sure.S

    The irony being that Michael Collins would have spat on the likes of Kenny, Shatter, Bruton, Hayes, Varadker and Creighton.
    Are you mental ? The work has been on-going by the Military Archives long before this Government took office.
    "What Michael Collins accepted in '22,De Valera accepted in'27 and Gerry Adams accepted in '98.Sooner or later they all come around to accepting the Treaty"

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    This only being done now?

    I thought the British kept great records of their armies and campaigns all over the world and would have sorted this long ago.

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    Most of them were corner boys. Most who had been active in the Tan War stayed with the IRA.

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    I am surprised that this is being scheduled for now. Are FG trying to keep the Civil War going ? Trying to re-establish the duality of options in Irish politics, perhaps ?

    The people who are most deserving of recognition would be those who refused to take sides, having served in the War of Independence. And who deserted. Certainly not those who took pay to shoot at other Irish men.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Chimes in well with the Poppy day frenzy, honouring another load of traitors. As regards shooting people, well the States were fond of that ok from Drumboe to the caves of Kerry.

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    Leaving aside Former Wesleyan posts, this thread highlights perfectly everything that is wrong about this site.

    Thanks for the link Wesleyan. My own grandfather served in the Irish Army at that point and it'll be interesting to see can I pull up information on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borderbadger View Post
    The irony being that Michael Collins would have shot the likes of Kenny, Shatter, Bruton, Hayes, Varadker and Creighton, he did not like spys or cowards very much
    There has been many a suggestion made that Collins himself was compromised by the British secret service.

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