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 …

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 …

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 …