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 …

Légion d’Honneur Ceremony, Glasnevin 13 November, 2016

Légion d’Honneur Ceremony, Glasnevin 13 November, 2016 At a ceremony in Glasnevin, following the dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Jean-Marc Todeschine, Minister of State at the Department of Defence with special responsibility for Veterans and Remembrance invested three Irishmen with the Légion d’Honneur, for service in France during the Second …

Dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Glasnevin, 13 November 2016

Dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Glasnevin, 13 November 2016 The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphries T.D., with Minister Jean-Marc Todeschini, French Minister for State for Veterans and Remembrance, in association with the Chairman and Board of Gasnevin Trust, hosted a dedication ceremony of the …

92 Infantry Regiment – Glasnevin November 2016

92 Infantry Regiment – Glasnevin November 2016 During September 1916, the 92 Infantry Regiment was engaged in the Battle of the Somme, in the vicinity of Chaulnes, a few kilometers from Guillemont and Ginchy where the 16th Irish Division was also engaged. Based in Clermont-Ferrand since 1881, the 92 Infantry …

Unveiling of Victory Cross Commemorative Stones, Glasnevin 11 November, 2016

Unveiling of Victory Cross Commemorative Stones, Glasnevin 11 November, 2016 Commemorative Stones (previously referred to as Paving Stones) As part of the Decade of Centenaries, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with the support of the Irish Government, have commissioned Commemorative Stones for all 24 recipients of the Victoria Cross during …

Armistice Day Commemorations Glasnevin 11 November

Armistice Day Commemorations Glasnevin 11 November Under the auspices of the Glasnevin Trust, Armistice Day Commemorations were conducted in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, on Friday 11 November.  The commemorations included an Ecumenical Service in the Church of the Resurrection, a Parade to the Cross of Sacrifice, the Unveiling of Victory Cross …

Recovery of 18pdr from United States of America

In recent weeks, a potentially very significant 18-pounder Mark II field gun arrived back in Ireland having left for America in 1959 as part of a consignment of surplus Irish military equipment. This particular gun was manufactured in England during the First World War for the Royal Artillery may very …

National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 10 July 2016

Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 10 July 2016. 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 …

Commemorations 100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme

Since its inception in 2012, the Decade of Centenaries programme has sought to be measured and reflective in commemorating significant events that shaped the history of the island of Ireland during this decade one hundred years ago. The offensive on the Somme, in the Picardy region of northern France, formed …

HMS Caroline and the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916

Commodore Hugh Tully (NS) and Commodore Martin Quinn (RN) at the ceremony. On 31 May, a wreath laying ceremony took place on Alexendra Docks, Belfast, honouring 10,000 Irish personnel who served in the Royal Navy and Mercantile Navy during the First World War. In parallel, the refurbished HMS Caroline was …