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 >>
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During the Decade of Centenaries, the Government seeks to recognise and remember the totality of the history of this island. This commitment to an inclusive approach, facilitates open dialogue with all traditions on the island of Ireland, builds understanding and helps further reconciliation, North and South.
The Inniskillings Museum is located on the 15th Century keep of the Enniskillen Castle and adjoining buildings, in County Fermanagh. It was originally the Regimental Museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. In recent years, a major redevelopment of the Museum took place, including the inclusion of the history of the Inniskilling Dragoons.
The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd) promotes activities that facilitate an enhanced awareness and appreciation of Ireland’s military heritage. This unique heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions of Ireland. In advancing military heritage, the Trust promotes the study of Irish military history and, in particular, the study of Irish men […]
Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stone – Lance-Corporal Michael O’Leary VC, Irish Guards 1st February 2015. On Sunday 1st February, the 100th Anniversary of his conspicuous bravery, a Commemorative Paving Stone was unveiled at the Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, honouring Lance-Corporal Michael O’Leary VC, Irish Guards.
Instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte to honour extraordinary contributions, the Légion d’Honneur is France’s highest distinction. Irishmen who fought in Napoleon’s armies were of the first recipients of the honour. In recent weeks, the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur has been awarded to Irish Veterans of the liberation of France during the Second World War. Sub-Lieutenant […]
Iveagh House – Dublin On 16 December, the former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese, addressed an audience in Iveagh House on the subject of the Christmas Truce of 1914. Professor McAleese was welcomed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD.
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