The statements in these files were collected to produce a book that was published in 1966 for the County Monaghan commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the state, Cuimneacán Muineacáin.
They are personal recollections of former members of the Old IRA who were active in County Monaghan during the War of Independence. The statements are both handwritten and typewritten documents, letters and copy books. Many of the statements are in the persons own handwriting, accompanied by a covering letter. The files contain personal names, place names and business names making them an excellent resource for local or family history research.
As you open these files, you will discover what is was like to live in Monaghan a hundred years ago. Read how people lived, travelled and communicated and uncover a seldom told story. Many names are mentioned that reach national importance and many don’t, but they are each an important part of this collection and your history.
We recommend that you use Google Chrome to view and search the Monaghan War of Independence Files.
Watch the video below to see how to search for a name in the Monaghan War of Independence Files:
Suggested reading for further research:
Cuimneacán Muineacáin – R&S Printers
The Monaghan Story – Peadar Livingstone – ISBN 0950104744
The Impact of Partition: A case study of County Monaghan 1910-1926 – Ann Carville – NUIG
Women in North Monaghan during the revolutionary period 1912-23: a case study of five women leading North Monaghan Cumann na mBan and six nurses from Glennan congregation who served in the First World War – Maeve Mullin – NUIM