Military Heritage of Ireland Trust – Oidhreacht Mhíleata
Welcome to the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s Web Portal, promoting the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. By means of this Web Site and posted News Bulletins, the Trust endeavours to enhance public knowledge of its vision, mission, objectives, activities, current projects, military heritage and upcoming events. In addition, our Web Site provides guidance for the research of military heritage. The Web Site also advises on how to access information regarding military service. Finally, the site facilitates links with Web Sites associated with Ireland’s military heritage.
Honouring the Irish Soldier
Throughout Ireland and for the foreseeable future, The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Limited):
- Honours all Irish men and women who served in armed forces irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag or Regimental Colour;
- Supports the widest understanding and appreciation of Irish military heritage;
- Encourages research and the study of the Irish Soldier in military history; and
- Sustains partnerships with relevant stakeholders;
in order to promote and preserve Irish unique military heritage for future generations. Read More>>
Fully understanding the diversity of Irish military service worldwide, we see the Trust as a recognised, effective and open-minded provider, committed to honouring Ireland’s commendable military heritage, in an inclusive cross-border environment and in partnership. Read More >>
Latest NewsSummary News Headlines – Click the Title to read
During its February 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors endorsed a motion that its Chairman should formally invite Mr Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, to be Patron of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd). In August 2015, the Trust was advised that Michael D. Higgins acknowledged the Chairman’s letter, and, as President, he has […]
During the meeting held on 22 September 2015, the Trust’s Board of Directors launched the 2016 competition for The Military Heritage Annual Award in memory of Major Charlie Trainor MM. Entries for the 2016 Award should be submitted by 30 September 2016. The Trust will endeavour to have the winning paper published in a appropriate periodicals […]
Ballot for Tickets – Somme Centenary Commemoration at Thiepval Memorial 2016 The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has encouraged interested Irish people to apply for tickets to attend the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, being held in Thiepval in France on 1st July 2016. Free tickets for […]
The State’s official commemoration of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 1st August was the first official State event in the Ireland 2016 programme marking the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. The funeral is best known for the graveside oration delivered by Pádraig Pearse.
The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District, hosted its Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 11 July 2015. The event commemorates all those who lost their lives in the World Wars, in particular the estimated 60,000 Irish men and women from the […]
Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 12 July 2015. The principal event was held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Events were also held in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Galway. The purpose of the commemoration is to remember all those Irish soldiers who lost […]
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