Online Kilmainham Gaol Museum Autograph Books

On 4 January 2017, the Office of Public Works Heritage Service launched a dedicated website catering for a rare collection of autograph books held in the Kilmainham Gaol Museum in Dublin.  Availing of 13 autograph books, the website offers a fascinating insight into the lives of those who were incarcerated in …

Defence Forces International Service Medal

On 04 September, 2016, while visiting the crew of the LÉ James Joyce in Sardinia, the Minister of State with responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, announced the introduction of a new service medal for personnel of the Defence Forces. The title of the medal is The Defence Forces International Operational Service …

Governance: Implementation of Companies Act 2014

Governance: Implementation of Companies Act 2014 Under the Companies Act 2014, a transitional period existed, which expired on 30 November 2016, during which the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust continued to use the suffix “Limited” in is name. Where a company, such as the Trust, did not formally change its name, the Companies …

An Irish Soldier: Commemoration

Private James Duffy VC – 26 November 2016 Private Ceremony On 26 November 2016, Donegal County Museum, in Association with the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers Museum, hosted a private ceremony for the family of Private James Duffy VC in Letterkenny. The private ceremony included a Commemorative Mass celebrated by Rev Fr Alan …

Defence Forces 1916 Commemorative Medal

The 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal was presented to serving personnel of the Permanent Defence Force and the Reserve Defence Forces at Dublin Castle, on Sunday 4th December 2016. As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, personnel on parade were presented with a specially commissioned medal to mark their role …

The Bluet de France

The Bluet de France Attendees at the dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial in Glasnevin, on 13 November 2016 received the Bleuet de France from staff of the French Embassy.  The associated commemorative booklet is a basis for the following information on the Bleuet de France. The Bleuet de France is …

Remembrance Ceremonies – Sunday, 13 November, 2016

Remembrance Ceremonies – Sunday, 13 November, 2016 Throughout Ireland, Remembrance Ceremonies were held commemorating those who died in the First World War.  Ceremonies were also conducted at the Cenotaph in London. Northern Ireland For the fifth consecutive year, An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD joined Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene …