Portraits –Irish Veterans Second World War

Currently, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust is endeavouring to make contact with surviving military personnel who served in the Second World War. The purpose is to support a commendable initiative by the renowned artist James Hanley RHA to paint portraits of those Irish veterans who are willing to participate …

Launch of 1916 Easter Rising Commemorative Events – USA

The programme of the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorative events which will take place in the USA was recently launched by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., in the Irish Consulate, New York. The Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, actor Liam Neeson, and …

Flag Raising Ceremony, Dublin Castle

Flag Raising Ceremony, Dublin Castle The first State ceremony of 2016 commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin Castle on 01 January. President Michael D. Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., led the flag-raising ceremony marking the start of the centenary year.

Ireland 2016 Peace Proms

Ireland 2016 Peace Proms The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and the 32-County Children’s Choir preformed in the National Convention Centre on 1 January in “Ireland 2016 Peace Proms”. The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is composed of over 100 exceptionally …

Irish Aces of the RFC and RAF – WW1

Irish Aces of the RFC and RAF – WW1 – “The Lives Behind the Legends” – Joe Gleeson The First World War had an enormous impact on Ireland. The Irish contribution to the air war remains overlooked, not just in Ireland, but also by historians generally. Although just 6,000 Irish …