Military Heritage of Ireland Trust – Oidhreacht Mhíleata

2015_logoWelcome 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

Our Mission

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>>

Our Vision

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 >>

 

16TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1430hrs on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Lecture Theatre

Collins Barracks, Dublin.

 

Guest Speaker:

Mr Philip Orr, Historian, Author and Chair of Mediation Northern Ireland

Inclusive Memory and the Decade of Centenaries”.

Latest News

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MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN – 2016

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN – 2016 Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd), 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 Soldier. Since […]

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Dr Victor Laing – Doctoris Honoris Causa

Dr Victor Laing – Doctoris Honoris Causa – UCD 25 April 2016 The Board of Directors of The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd) convey its sincere congratulations to Commandant Victor Laing (Retd) who was conferred with the Degree, Honoris Causa, of Doctor of Laws by University College Dublin, on Monday, 25 April 2016. Commandant […]

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Refurbished and Expanded Military Archives

Refurbished and Expanded Military Archives The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins formally opened a refurbished and expanded Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin on 26 April. The €5.4m project was one of the key capital projects funded as part of the Government’s 2016 Centenary Programme. On arrival, President Higgins was received by the […]

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ANZAC Day Commemoration

ANZAC Day Commemoration 25 April – Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin At 0630hrs, on Monday 25 April 2016, the annual dawn service marking ANZAC Day, organised by the Australian Embassy, took place at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. The ceremony was attended by President Michael d. Higgins. ANZAC Day honours the men and women of Australia and […]

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Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society’s Wreath Laying Ceremony – 24 April

Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society’s Wreath Laying Ceremony – 24 April On Sunday 24 April, a significant wreath laying ceremony took place at the Cork Hill entrance to Dublin Castle, commemorating the first fatality of the 1916 Easter Rising. The ceremony was organised by the Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society.

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The Christina Kubisch National Memorial Gardens Project

Volunteers – Recording for the Christina Kubisch National Memorial Gardens Project The Goethe-Institut Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council are once again seeking volunteer readers for a sound art installation to remember the Irish soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the First World War.

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Unveiling 1916 Remembrance Wall Glasnevin

Unveiling 1916 Remembrance Wall Glasnevin 03 April 2016 The State ceremony associated with the unveiling of a Remembrance Wall, reflecting all who died during the course of the Easter Rising, took place in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 3 April 2016. The names of those who died are displayed chronologically, without distinction between the different categories.

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Easter 2016

1916 Ceremonial Commemorations – Easter 2016 A series of formal State ceremonial events took place over the Easter Weekend, remembering and honouring those who took part in the 1916 Rising, especially those who gave their lives. Óglaigh na hÉireann played a key role in all events. During 2016, the Defence Forces will participate in 56 […]

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The Military Heritage Annual Award

Directors Announce 2015 Winner – The Military Heritage Annual Award 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 […]

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Memories of the 1966 Easter Rising Commemorations

Memories of the 1966 Easter Rising Commemorations and a recent discovery in a history book. By Commandant Frank Russell (Retd) – Irish Air Corps Saluting the Flag The photograph shows Volunteer Sean O’Duffy and Cadet Frank Russell saluting the National Flag at the Curragh in Easter 1966. Volunteer O’Duffy was wearing the uniform he wore […]

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Conference: The Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016

Conference: The Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016, Dublin Castle, 15 October – Call for Papers In order to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, and to contribute to the process of national reflection that is currently in progress, The Defence Forces, in conjunction with the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies at […]

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Peacekeeper – Poetry Collection

Peacekeeper – Poetry Collection by Michael J. Whelan MA Inspired by his tours of duty as a United Nations Peacekeeper with the Irish Defence Forces in South Lebanon and Kosovo, Michael J. Whelan, poet, historian and writer, has compiled his poems into a new publication titled “Peacekeeper”.

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Portraits –Irish Veterans Second World War

Currently, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust is endeavouring to make contact with surviving military personnel who served in the Second World War. The purpose is to support a commendable initiative by the renowned artist James Hanley RHA to paint portraits of those Irish veterans who are willing to participate in the project. Accordingly, the […]

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Launch of 1916 Easter Rising Commemorative Events – USA

The programme of the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorative events which will take place in the USA was recently launched by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., in the Irish Consulate, New York. The Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, actor Liam Neeson, and author Colm McCann were in […]

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Flag Raising Ceremony, Dublin Castle

Flag Raising Ceremony, Dublin Castle The first State ceremony of 2016 commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin Castle on 01 January. President Michael D. Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., led the flag-raising ceremony marking the start of the centenary year.

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Patron
Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland

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