The Trust acknowledges the support of:

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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

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.

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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.


Latest News

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Second Online Release – Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection

On 2 October, Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence formally launched the second online release of material from the Military Service Pensions Collection, in the Officers’ Mess Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The second release from the Military Service Pension Collection includes the personal application files of 1,158 veterans of the period Easter Week to […]

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Directors Launch the Trust’s Redesigned Web Site – 23 September 2014

During its September 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors formally launched the Trust’s redesigned Web Site. The project, which commenced in February, was implemented by the Trust’s Web Master Sergeant Michael Burke, with software kindly provided, without cost, from civilian resources by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart McNamara, both from the Defence Forces CIS Corps. Speaking on behalf […]

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The Irish Soldier – A Century of Conflict – Curragh Military Museum

On 2nd September, Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence formally opened an exhibition on “A Century of Conflict, 1845 – 1945, the Irish Solder”, in the Curragh Military Museum, County Kildare. The exhibition includes galleries outlining the Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845 – 1846 and 1848 – 1849), the Crimean War (1854 – 1856), First World […]

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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. For the first time in recent decades, the Irish Defence Forces was represented at the ceremony by Lieutenant-General Conor O’Boyle, […]

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