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...
Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational...
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McKee Officers’ Club has produced a remarkable film celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the deployment of the first Defence Forces...Read More "Ireland in the Service of the Future – A Film on The Congo"
Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage. The Trust encourages the study of Ireland’s military heritage, …Read More "The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2020"
Regretfully, I am to advise of the death, after a short illness, of our esteemed colleague Major-General David Nial O’Morchoe CB, CBE, KLJ, Hereditary Chief and Prince of the Ó Murchadha, at his residence, Oulartleigh House, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co. Wexford, on Friday, 22 November, 2019. An honourable, courteous and …Read More "Major-General David O’Morchoe RIP – MHIT Board of Directors"
An idealistic young man, who is still in his teens, has dreams of a self-determined Ireland Whilst others join the...Read More "Gunner Patrick Meleady – Service Number- 656798"
Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India. The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …Read the Article "The Carpendales"
John Flannery’s burial was recorded in Deansgrange Cemetery register but I could not find his grave. With the help of cemetery personnel, I discovered he was buried in the plot of the Dockrell family. If his name was not inscribed on the tombstone, it could be for a very good …Read the Article "L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961"
LT COL SIR WALTER JAMES THOMPSON BUCHANAN K.C.I.E 1861-1924 Walter James Thompson Buchanan was the eldest of Robert and Mary Buchanan’s eight children. Robert, like his father before him, was Coroner of Fintona, County Tyrone. Walter James Thompson as born in Londonderry on 12 November 1861 and was educated in …Read the Article "Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E"
MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HEARD C.B.E. 1870-1950 On 10 November 1866, the steamer ‘Ceres’ was wrecked off...Read the Article "Major-General Richard Heard C.B.E."
During a break from repairing its altar cloths, I took a look around St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and noticed a few dedications to ‘Raj’ people on the walls. One that caught my attention was of the Gabbetts – father and son. The Gabbett family had a comfortable life in Castle …Read the Article "Lt Thomas Gabbett 1830 – 1857"
Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings 1835-1891 A name like Sadleir Ridings is not easy to...Read the Article "Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings"