Dublin City Library and Archives
Home Office Papers: Royal Irish Constabulary General Personnel Register (microfilm)
Military Archives of Ireland
Bureau of Military History contemporary documents
Bureau of Military History witness statements (online)
Liaison and Evacuation Papers
Military Service pensions applications (online)
National Archives of Ireland
1911 census returns (online)
Bureau of Military History witness statements (duplicates)
Dáil Éireann Courts (Winding Up) Commission Papers
Dáil Éireann Local Government Papers
Dáil Éireann Papers – Secretariat
Department of Finance compensation claims: Compensation (Ireland) Commission
Department of Finance compensation claims: post-Truce
Department of Finance, Early Series 1922–24
Department of the Taoiseach Papers
National Library of Ireland
Count Plunkett Papers
Florence O’Donoghue Papers
General orders, circulars and memoranda of the Irish Republican Army, 1920–21
Seán O’Mahony Papers
Trinity College Dublin Library
Royal Irish Constabulary, breaches of the Truce (microfilm)
Weekly summaries of outrages against the police (microfilm)
Trinity College Dublin Manuscripts Department
Lord Desart Papers
J. R. W. Goulden Papers
Emily H. Ussher, ‘The true story of a revolution’ (unpublished manuscript)
University College Dublin Archives
Desmond Fitzgerald Papers
Sighle Humphreys and Dan O’Donovan Papers
Con Maloney Papers
Denis McCullough Papers
Richard Mulcahy Papers
Daniel Mulvihill Papers
Ernie O’Malley Notebooks
Ernie O’Malley Papers
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Home Affairs – Secret Series
Irish Unionist Alliance Papers
Meade Estate Papers
Prime Minister’s Correspondence
Southern Irish Loyalist Relief Association Papers
Imperial War Museum
Sir Peter Strickland Papers
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London
Charles Howard Foulkes Papers
National Archives, Kew
Colonial Office Papers
Dominion Office Papers
Home Office Papers
Mark Sturgis Diaries
War Office Papers
Lloyd George Papers
Church of Ireland Gazette
Irish Post and Weekly Telegraph for Cavan and Midlands
The Weekly Summary
Contemporary Printed Sources and Memoirs
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— ‘Historians and the commemoration of Irish conflicts, 1912–23’, in Horne, John and Madigan, Edward (eds.), Towards commemoration: Ireland in war and revolution, 1912–1923 (Dublin, 2013).
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