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Defence Forces Museums

The Defence Forces has a number of military museums and visitor centres around the various brigades and formations covering Defence Forces history and information.

Defence Forces History

Read a brief history of the Defence Forces

The Curragh Museum

After several years of research and planning, the Curragh has its own museum, that you can visit and take in the marvels of this magnificent geographical and historical site. we took in all aspects of the Curragh - military, civilian, equitation, co...

Cathal Brugha Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is dedicated to the memory of Francis Sheehy Skeffington, Thomas Dickson and Patrick McIntyre, newspaper editors and pacifists, who were arrested by the British Forces and executed without trial in the guardroom exercise yard on A...

Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Museum

This museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of these men and women, treating each with equal respect and dignity, and making their story available to the present generation.

Collins Barracks Museum

The Military Museum, Collins Barracks, Cork, opened in 1985 and was situated in the Clock Tower Block. In 2005 the Museum was moved to the Old Guard Room, one of the oldest buildings in the barracks which is located just inside the old Main Gate.