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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...
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Before the Great War, Ireland had already begun to take up arms. Conflict and political unrest was the norm. But when the Great War threatened to destroy the lives of countless ordinary citizens it was the men and women of Ulster and Ireland who braced against the storm.Read More "Newtownards in the Great War by Lindsay Allister"
Graham Justin MacCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army …Read More "Lord Mountcashel: Irish General 1673 – 1694, by D.P Graham"
Situated in the vicinity of Christ Church Cathedral, and within the Peace Garden, the Flanders Fields Memorial was inaugurated on 30 April, more than 100 years after the end of the First World War. The ceremony was jointly organised by Dublin City Council and the Government of Flanders. During the …Read More "Inauguration of of Flanders Memorial – Peace Garden Dublin"
During a break from repairing its altar cloths, I took a look around St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and noticed a few dedications to ‘Raj’ people on the walls. One that caught my attention was of the Gabbetts – father and son. The Gabbett family had a comfortable life in Castle …Read More "Lt Thomas Gabbett 1830 – 1857"
Introduction Acknowledging that shared military heritage is valued by the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), as a voluntary and non-profit organisation, advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage and the story of the Irish …Read More "Message from the Chairman 2019"
Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht
MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HEARD C.B.E. 1870-1950 On 10 November 1866, the steamer ‘Ceres’ was wrecked off the coast of Wexford. One of the survivors was Dr...Read the Article.... "Major-General Richard Heard C.B.E."
During a break from repairing its altar cloths, I took a look around St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and noticed a few dedications to ‘Raj’ people on the walls. One that caught my attention was of the Gabbetts – father and son. The Gabbett family had a comfortable life in Castle …Read the Article.... "Lt Thomas Gabbett 1830 – 1857"
Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings 1835-1891 A name like Sadleir Ridings is not easy to locate on the internet with Sadleir picked up as saddler...Read the Article.... "Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings"
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"