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Offaly in the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection. Lecture by Cécile Gordon
October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cécile Gordon is Senior Archivist and Project Manager of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Project in the Military Archives of Ireland.
The Project is a Government initiative led by the Department of Defence and supported by the Defence Forces.
The MSP Collection contains around 250,000 unique records covering the period of the Irish struggle for Independence. The Project’s core mission concerns the preservation of the material and the provision of access to this major primary source.
Cécile has been involved in the MSP Project since its inception, in 2008 and prior to her current position, she worked as a Local Authority Archivist for counties Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. Her areas of interest include archival theory, the impact of the work of the archivist on the use of archives and the connection between archives, commemorations, collective memories and individual identity building.