Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive

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The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association was established in 1996 to commemorate all Irish men and women who volunteered, served and died in the First World War 1914-1918. The RDFA fulfils its remit by organising public exhibitions, lectures, seminars, visits and the publication of a journal, Blue Cap. In 2005, the RDFA decided to place its archive with Dublin City Library & Archive, where it is available for public consultation in the Reading Room. The RDFA Archive is managed by Dublin City Archives.

Search or browse Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive online at Digital Repository Ireland.

Note: The RDFA collects personal papers of individuals who participated in the First World War. Service records for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers are held in The National Archives, Kew, London.


Dublin City Archives has generated a travelling exhibition based on the RDFA Archive, called Letters from the Great War. For further information, and to book this exhibition, e-mail


RDFA Journals and Printed Sources

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association has collected a number of journals and publications produced by a variety of First World War history societies and regimental associations. These are valuable secondary sources for researchers interested in the First World War.

Download list of RDFA Journals & Printed Sources (PDF, 53KB)

The Blue Cap is the Journal of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association itself and is also available to view in the Reading Room.