The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust


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

Latest News

Collins, Griffith Commemorations – Glasnevin Cemetery: 17 August 2014

Organised by the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith Commemorative Society, the 92nd Annual Commemoration of General Michael Collins and President Arthur Griffith took place at their burial places in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 17th August.



Parnell Summer School - Avondale House: 10 to 14 August 2014

Under the auspices of the Parnell Society, this year's International Summer School took place from 10th to 14th August 2014, at Avondale Demesne, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, which is the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell.



First World War Commemorations in Liège and Mons – 04 August 2014

On Monday 4th of August, President Michael D. Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins, whilst on an official visit to Belgium, attended two World War 1 Commemoration Ceremonies held at Liège and Mons.



World War 1 Commemoration – Belfast and Glasgow, 4th August 2014

On Monday, 4th August 2014, Heather Humphreys TD, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, attended a number of events in both Glasgow and Belfast, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.



World War 1 Memorial Mass - Dublin, 3rd August 2014

The official state centenary commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War was marked with a memorial Mass on Sunday, 3rd August in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin, celebrated by the Most Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland .



Dedication of Cross of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery, 31 July 2014

Hosted by the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, President Michael D. Higgins led a ceremony to dedicate the newly installed Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, on Thursday, 31 July 2014.  



Asgard Commemoration – Howth – 27 July 2014

The official commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the landing of arms on 26 July 1914 by the yacht Asgard at Howth took place on Sunday 27 July 2014 at Howth harbour. Descendants and relatives of the key participants were guests of honour and members of the public were also invited to attend.


Launch of An Post's World War 1 Commemorative Stamps – 24 July 2014

Published August 1, 2014 | By admin | Edit On 24 July, An Post issued two commemorative stamps marking the forthcoming centenary of the outbreak of World War I (1914 – 1918) "Recruiting Irish Soldiers for the Great War".



National Day of Commemoration
Sunday 13 July 2014

Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday 13 July 2014. The principal event was held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Events were also held in Cork, Limerick and Galway.


Annual Ecumenical Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying – Saturday 12 July 2014

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 12 July 2014.