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27
Feb

Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers now in the UCD Digital Library

UCD Digital Library and An Garda Síochána are delighted to present the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers collection. This wonderful collection comprises of two large volumes containing handwritten entries recording the details of recruits and applicants to the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) and An Garda Síochána.

The Dublin Metropolitan Police General Service Register 1837-1925 contains the names, background and service details of all 12566 men who joined the DMP in its entire history.

The Garda Síochána Temporary Service Register details the names, backgrounds and military service of the first 6040 men who joined An Garda Síochána from its inception through the civil war until September 1924.

The volumes will be of interest to those interested in genealogy and social history, as well as the history of policing in Ireland. The names of the successful applicants are recorded in a corresponding index file for each ledger, with a link to the relevant ledger page.

To browse the collection, please go to the collection page at https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_53465.

This project has been made possible through partnership with An Garda Síochána and UCD Digital Library.