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Public Webinar: Interactive IRA Companies Map


This public webinar to mark the launch of the new, interactive IRA Companies Map was hosted by the Atlas of the Irish Revolution research team in partnership with the Military Archives and broadcast on 20 January 2022.

After a welcome by Professor Chris Williams, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC, Dr Donal O Drisceoil led a discussion with cartographers Mike Murphy and Charlie Roche about the research and construction of the story map based on the Nominal Roll files in the Military Service Pensions Collection. This extraordinary research tool maps Ireland’s 2,181 IRA companies and their respective strengths on two critical dates between the end of the War of Independence and the beginning of the Civil War.

The Atlas team was joined by Joining Cécile Gordon, Senior Archivist and Project Manager of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection Project to discuss the collaboration with UCC and the primary source material for the map. 

UCC School of History’s Dr John Borgonovo, also presented a short paper on some of the IRA companies featured on the map and Dr Helene O'Keeffe closed the webinar with an overview of the Irish Revolution project and UCC's public history projects in 2022.

The Irish Revolution Project

Scoil na Staire /Tíreolaíocht

University College Cork, Cork,