President Higgins officially opens the Military Archives (Irish Building)


President Higgins officially opens the Military Archives

President Michael D. Higgins officially opened the new Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks on the 26th of April 2016, which is a flagship project for the 1916 Rising Commemorations programme.

The Military Archive facility allows for the consolidation of all military archives material that is currently stored at a number of locations around the country into one new national facility. It provides secure storage of archive material for circa 70,000 archive boxes, plus providing for the storage of ‘special media’ material, such as videos, film reels, photographs, microfilm, etc., which require specific storage conditions.

Atkins provided the Civil and Structural Engineering for the Department of Defence along with the design team comprising McCulloughMulvin Architects, Rogerson Reddan & Associates Quantity Surveyors and Homan O’Brien M&E Engineers with the main contractor, Gem Construction Ltd.

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