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About Us Throughout Ireland and for the foreseeable future, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG): Honours all Irish men and women who served in armed forces irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag...
The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) was founded in 1999, in order to promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the...
The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2019 Terms of Reference Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to...
Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
Allied and German Golfers at the Curragh Camp 1940-1945 By Colonel William H. Gibson (retd.) With the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 the Irish Government, led by Éamon DeValera, adopted a policy of neutrality and thereby refrained from joining the Allies or Axis powers. This was followed …Read More "Belligerent Internees"
Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Francis George Jones (known as Frank) was born on Friday 8 April 1864 in the Rectory at Kilmurry which is situated between Macroom and Bandon, Co. Cork. He was the son of Edward George and Eliza Wilhelmina Jones, nee Symes. …Read More "Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones"
1897-1960 The couple buried in this plot in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, had two amazing sons – one, the recipient of an O.B.E. and the other, a Knight. Adam James McElwaine, from Coleraine, County Londonderry, married Edith Mary Leech from Ennis, County Clare, who was 13 years his junior, and the …Read More "Lt Col Eric James Daly McElwaine O.B.E."
Under the auspices of Sabina Purcell – Ireland’s World War 1 Veterans’ Project, a civic welcoming ceremony took place on 04 November, in St Stephen’s Green, on the arrival of the Haunting Soldier in Dublin, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The sculpture will return …Read More "The Haunting Soldier"
On Sunday 11 November 2017, Glasnevin Trust hosted the formal State commemoration marking the centenary of Armistice Day, which brought to an end the First World War. The day’s events commenced at 1000hrs with the unveiling of five Commemorative Plaques in honour of Irish men who received the Victoria Cross …Read More "State Commemoration Armistice Day – Glasnevin Cemetery"
Global commemorations centred on France, the crucible of much of the conflict, where more than 60 heads of state and government assembled at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which contains the grave of an unknown soldier of the First World War. Among those joining the French President, Emmaneul Macron, …Read More "Armistice Day Ceremony Paris – Sunday, 11 November, 2018"
Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht
1897-1960 The couple buried in this plot in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, had two amazing sons – one, the recipient of an O.B.E. and the other, a Knight. Adam James McElwaine, from Coleraine, County Londonderry, married Edith Mary Leech from Ennis, County Clare, who was 13 years his junior, and the …Read the Article.... "Lt Col Eric James Daly McElwaine O.B.E."
Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927 The Bredins have a remarkable military history in India with many rotating the same family names, to make it more confusing...Read the Article.... "Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927"
Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937 his is a continuation of the Preston story posted last month and is about the older brother of...Read the Article.... "Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937"
Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E. - 1873-1943 I was attracted to the grave of Rev Decimus William Preston by the inscription at the...Read the Article.... "Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E."
LT Col William Saffery Cooper 1903 – 1962 William Saffery Cooper, late Indian Army, shares a tombstone with his wife, two children and in-laws, the...Read the Article.... "Lt Col William Saffery Cooper"
LT Col William Black Eddowes 1878-1947 This is a continuation of the Eddowes family – I have already written about the father, Surgeon Major William...Read the Article.... "LT Col William Black Eddowes"