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Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) temporary register

Abstract: The Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) temporary register is the earliest register of recruitment of rank and file members into An Garda Síochána. The volume starts in February 1922 and was taken out of general usage in September 1924 after the recruitment of the first 6,042 members. Not all those entered into the register are successful applicants and unsuccessful applicants are not given a registered number. The volume also records separately the members who joined from Oriel House (the Criminal Intelligence Department) and the latest entry for this section is 16/5/1929. Each entry records the following details: registered number, date of joining, name, address, date of birth, religion, if in I.R.A. - rank, if ex. R.I.C. - rank, if ex. foreign army - rank, height, chest, and remarks. From April 1923 (p. 298) a column was added for knowledge of Irish. The remarks column records general information about the recruits such as dismissal or retirement details, and changes in rank. The remarks column also details the reason why an unsuccessful applicant was rejected. Reasons for rejection include medically unfit, dental problems, and failure to meet literacy, height, or chest measurement requirements.

In collection Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers

Origin information
Dublin, Ireland ; Kildare, Ireland : Civic Guard
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
502 p.
30 x 20 cm
Physical details: The entry for each recruit is recorded across two pages. Each page in these double page spreads is individually numbered. The dimensions given are the height x width of the closed volume.
Condition: The cover shows signs of wear and there are some tears on the free endpapers. Some pages are separating from the spine. The pages themselves have some dirt, staining, and tape residue but are otherwise in good condition.
Physical details: Handwritten notes are attached to pages 52 and 459. A typewritten note is attached to page 313.
Physical details: Pages 54 and 55 are missing.
The entries are in numerical order by registration number. The numbers in this volume range from 1 to 6,042.
A separate index in alphabetical order by surname is available. This index was created by the Garda Museum and Archives. Please note that this index contains only the names of the successful applicants. The names of unsuccessful applicants who appear in the register itself are not included in the index. The spelling of names in the index have been matched to that in the register, however this may not match the current usage of a name and it may be necessary to search for variations in spellings of a name, for example O’Byrne, Byrne, O’Beirne, Beirne. Please note that there may be errors in the transcription of other details in the indexes such as native county. Please note it is not possible to sort, filter, or edit the index data in Google Drive. Please download the data in your chosen format to sort, filter, or edit the index.
Registers (Lists)   linked data (lcgft)
Police recruits--Ireland
Ireland. Garda Síochána --History
Ireland. Garda Síochána --Officials and employees
Ireland. Garda Síochána --Personnel records
An Garda Síochána. Garda Museum and Archives
Suggested credit
"Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) temporary register," held by Garda Museum and Archives. © public domain. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>

Cited/referenced by
An Garda Síochána. Garda Museum and Archives. Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers Indexes. Dublin, Ireland –
Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information provided by the Garda Museum and Archives. — Metadata creation date: 2017-08-21

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