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
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>>
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 NewsSummary News Headlines – Click the Title to read
A Past Chairman, Director and Founding Member of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust Ltd, Major-General Patrick Francis Nowlan (Retd) has died. Chairman’s Remarks Speaking on the notification of the news, the Chairman of The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd), Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd), stated: “The Directors and all members of the Military Heritage […]
Veteran Tank Commander Receives the Légion d’Honneur on his 100th Birthday A former Sergeant in the Irish Guards, Francis Denvir was presented with France’s highest honour, the Légion d’Honneur by H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault the French Ambassador to Ireland, on 22 October 2015. Living in Union Hall, County Cork for the past 26 years, the ceremony […]
Colonel Dorcha Lee (Retd), a valued member of The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd), presented “Gallipoli’s Long Shadow”, which was first broadcasted on RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany Programme, on 31 August 2015. The text of the presentation is published below with the kind permission of the RTE Authorities and Colonel Lee (Retd). As […]
On Sunday, 4th October 2015, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Turner, Officer Commanding 1 Battalion Irish Guards, unveiled a bronze bust of Field Marshal Earl Frederick Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford in the Cathedral Square Waterford, in memory of those Irish Guardsmen from County Waterford who died in the First World War. The bust is part of […]
During its February 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors endorsed a motion that its Chairman should formally invite Mr Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, to be Patron of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd). In August 2015, the Trust was advised that Michael D. Higgins acknowledged the Chairman’s letter, and, as President, he has […]
During the meeting held on 22 September 2015, the Trust’s Board of Directors launched the 2016 competition for The Military Heritage Annual Award in memory of Major Charlie Trainor MM. Entries for the 2016 Award should be submitted by 30 September 2016. The Trust will endeavour to have the winning paper published in a appropriate periodicals […]
Ballot for Tickets – Somme Centenary Commemoration at Thiepval Memorial 2016 The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has encouraged interested Irish people to apply for tickets to attend the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, being held in Thiepval in France on 1st July 2016. Free tickets for […]
The State’s official commemoration of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 1st August was the first official State event in the Ireland 2016 programme marking the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. The funeral is best known for the graveside oration delivered by Pádraig Pearse.
The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District, hosted its Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 11 July 2015. The event commemorates all those who lost their lives in the World Wars, in particular the estimated 60,000 Irish men and women from the […]
Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 12 July 2015. 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 […]
The Trustees of the Inniskillings Museum conducted the Salute to Waterloo reflecting the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo which took place on 18 June 1815, on Saturday 30 May, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. A Bicentenary Commemoration Service was held in Saint Macartin’s Cathedral conducted by the Dean, The Very Rev. Kenneth Hall and the […]
Annual General Meeting The 15th annual annual general meeting of the Military Heritage Trust will take place at 1430hrs on Tuesday 26 May 2015 in Collins Barracks, Dublin Guest Speaker: Professor Mary Daly – President Royal Irish Academy
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.
Gallipoli On Friday 24 April 2015, a Commonwealth and Ireland commemoration service for the Gallipoli campaign took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. President Michael D. Higgins and Mr Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affair, Britain’s Prince Charles and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attended the commemoration to mark the […]
On 23 April, An Post issued two new stamps to commemorate the Gallipoli landings. Designed by Dublin-based Vermillion Design, a 68c stamp shows a photograph of Irish soldiers in a trench at Gallipoli while a €1 stamp features the SS River Clyde, the landing ship which carried 2,000 of the 70,000-strong invasion force.
View the Full News Headlines here…..