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 >>

Latest News

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Parnell Summer School August 2016 – “Embers of Easter”

Under the auspices of the Parnell Society, this year’s International Summer School took place from 7th to 11th August 2016, at Avondale Demesne, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, which is the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell. The theme for the 2016 school is “Embers of Easter”. An educational trust, the Parnell Society was established in 1986. […]

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Voices of Memory, National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge

A Riverside Sound Art Installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, by Christina Kubisch is a contemporary remembrance of the Irish Soldiers who died in the First World War.  On the occasion of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the installation was inaugurated on 29 June and will remain open to the public […]

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National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 10 July 2016

Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 10 July 2016. The principal event was held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Events were also held in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Galway. The purpose of the commemoration is to remember all those Irish soldiers who lost […]

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Commemorations 100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme

Since its inception in 2012, the Decade of Centenaries programme has sought to be measured and reflective in commemorating significant events that shaped the history of the island of Ireland during this decade one hundred years ago. The offensive on the Somme, in the Picardy region of northern France, formed the British contribution to a […]

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HMS Caroline and the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916

Commodore Hugh Tully (NS) and Commodore Martin Quinn (RN) at the ceremony. On 31 May, a wreath laying ceremony took place on Alexendra Docks, Belfast, honouring 10,000 Irish personnel who served in the Royal Navy and Mercantile Navy during the First World War. In parallel, the refurbished HMS Caroline was opened as a visitor centre. […]

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International Peacekeepers Day and Wreath Laying Ceremony – 29 May 2016

Sunday, 29 May 2016 marked the United Nations Annual International Peacekeepers Day. To mark the occasion, the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) conducted its Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at its Memorial Garden in Arbour Hill.  International Peacekeepers Day was established to honour the memory of the United Nations peacekeepers who have lost their lives […]

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State Ceremony – British Soldiers Killed during the 1916 Easter Rising

On Thursday 26 May, a State Ceremony took place at Dublin’s Grangegorman Military Cemetery to mark the deaths of British soldiers during the Easter Rising of 1916, The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., represented the Government. Minister Flanagan was accompanied by the Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the […]

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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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Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland

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