Changing of the Guard – National Memorial

Throughout the months of July and August, a Ceremonial Military Guard paraded at noon on Saturdays at the site of the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces in Merrion Square, Dublin, Units from the three components of the Defence Forces and across the Army, Air Corps and Naval …

National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 10 July 2016

Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 09 July 2017. 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 …

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 …