"This week's batch of brand new Findmypast Friday records marks the release of an assortment of fascinating records from the Royal Irish Constabulary. Consisting of pension records, lists, directories and histories, these fascinating documents will reveal whether any of your relatives served with the infamous armed police force.
Irish Revenue Police, 1830-1857
Search over 37,000 records to find out if any of your forebears served with the Irish Revenue Police and worked to prohibit the illegal distillation of liquors and spirits.
Find out if your relatives served with the Royal Irish Constabulary with over 125,000 pension records that will reveal their rank, number and discharge date as well as the names of their wives and children.
Explore the history of the RIC by poring over 1,670 pages from 6 different publications printed between 1871 and 1920. Gain rare insights into their daily operations and the development of the force. "
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Was your ancestor paid extra for outstanding service? »Photograph: Bennettsbridge Garda Síochána Station (Bennettsbri, Main Street, Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. Detached three-bay two-storey Gothic-style Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, c.1850, (The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage)