The Royal Irish Constabulary

A short history and genealogical guide with a select list of medal awards and casualties

Jim Herlihy

Paperback €19.95
Catalogue Price: €24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84682-615-3
August 2016. 336pp; ills.

‘This is a new, revised and expanded edition of Herlihy’s 1997 work of the same title that was eagerly awaited by many researching ancestors who served in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries … For anybody with ancestors who served in the RIC, this book is absolutely recommended as essential reading’, Michael Merrigan, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (September 2016).

‘An essential guide for anyone researching RIC ancestors or needing an introduction to the history of the RIC’, Police History Society (December 2016).

‘This is the revised and expanded edition of the work originally published in 1997 and contains a wealth of new information about decorations, further services and casualty lists. It is not the only work covering the history of the RIC but is the only work by an experienced researcher covering both the history of the RIC and the contents of the services records … Jim Herlihy’s work in compiling the listings and databases contained or referred to has been painstaking and he deserves great credit. This edition is clearly a great advance', Archives and Records (April 2017).