You are very welcome to the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s web portal, where we promote 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.
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...
Arising from its objectives, commencing in 2018, the Trust will award an annual bursary to an individual conducting original and innovative research into an aspect of Irish military heritage and the Story of the Irish...
Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
80th Anniversary Handover of Treaty Ports 11 July 2018 & Cork Harbour Trail Cork County Council’s award winning tourist attraction...Read More "80th Anniversary Handover of Treaty Ports"
National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 08 July 2018 Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta,...Read More "National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 08 July 2018"
Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying – Saturday 07 July 2018 The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District,...Read More "Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying"
60 Years of Peace Support Operations – 24 June 2018 A State Ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Irish participation...Read More "60 Years of Peace Support Operations – 24 June 2018"
Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht
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"
SURGEON MAJOR WILLIAM EDDOWES 1827-1880 The William Eddowes in this grave was buried (if you’ll pardon the pun) under a virtual landslide of Eddowes’ –...Read the Article.... "Surgeon Major William Eddowes 1827 – 1880"
Major John Langran Giddings 1818-1873 John Langran Giddings’ grave confirms ‘His end was peace’. Of course it was, given the seaside tranquillity of Sandycove, County...Read the Article.... "Major John Langran Giddings"