Message from Chairman – 2017

Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), 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 …

DIGGING UP THE RAJ by Shabnam Vasisht

OVERVIEW – DIGGING UP THE RAJ WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE RAJ, DADDY? Often, during my 40 years in Ireland, Irish people have told me of their ancestors who served in India during British rule. I considered writing about such people before they were completely forgotten. But where to …

MHIT’s Redesigned Web Site

By means of the Web Site and News Bulletins, the Trust endeavours to enhance public knowledge of its vision, mission, objectives, activities, current projects, military heritage and upcoming events. The Trust’s Web Site is professionally managed by its Webmaster Sergeant Michael Burke, Defence Forces CIS Corps.

Visitors’ Centre, Ulster Memorial Tower

Marking their well deserved retirement after 15 years of commendable service as Keepers of the Ulster Memorial Tower, Major-General Kieran Brennan, Deputy Chief of Staff made a presentation to Mr and Mrs Terry Colligan in the Defence Forces Headquarters Officers’ Mess on 07 January, 2017.

Book Review: Early Aviation in Ireland 1909-1914

“Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC – Early Aviation in Ireland 1909-1914” written by Guy Warner and published by Colourpoint, £16, is an enthralling read and a fantastic representation on the very early years of aviation in Ireland.  Much detailed research has obviously gone into its construction and the result is …

Directors Announce 2016 Winner – The Military Heritage Annual Award

The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd) promotes activities that facilitate an enhanced awareness and appreciation of Ireland’s military heritage.  This unique heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions of Ireland.  In advancing military heritage, the Trust promotes the study of Irish military history and, in particular, the …