Friday 15 Dec 2017 - The Brother Allen Collection.

The Military Archives will hold a media preview of The Brother Allen Collection, 1400-1500hrs, Wed 13th December 2017, in the Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

The Officer in Charge of the Military Archives and the lead project archivists will introduce and preview some of the material to be released as part of the launch of the Brother Allen Collection. The public launch of the collection  will take place on Friday 15th December.

The Brother Allen Collection contains over 13,000 items (both documents and museum artefacts) assembled by Brother William Palladius Allen (1892-1984), who taught at O’Connell School, Richmond Road, Dublin.

In April 2016 the collection was donated by the Christian Brothers to the Military Archives as a gift to the Nation.  Many of its items have a significant bearing on the Irish Revolutionary Period, but the collection spans many time periods, even including archaeological artefacts (some being thousands of years old) and mediaeval seals.

Press Release Date: Friday 15 Dec 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer