Remembering Our Heritage and
Appreciation of Ireland’s Distinctive
and
Shared Military Heritage
Encouraging Research and the Study
of the
Irish Soldier in Military History
Promoting and Preserving Ireland’s
Unique Military Heritage
for Future Generations

WELCOME

Welcome Message You are very welcome to the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s web portal, where we promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. By means of this Web Site and posted News Bulletins, the Trust endeavours to enhance public knowledge of its vision, mission, objectives, activities, current projects, military heritage and upcoming events. In addition, our Web Site provides guidance for the research of military heritage. The Web Site also advises on how to access information regarding military service. Finally, the site facilitates links with Web Sites associated with Ireland’s military heritage.
About Us
About Us Throughout Ireland and for the foreseeable future, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG): Honours all Irish men and women who served in armed forces irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag...
Membership
The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) was founded in 1999, in order to promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the...
Bursary
Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational...
Research Guide
Research Guide Inniskilling Fusiliers hand over Spandau Prison guard, Berlin to the French Understanding the importance of research, nurturing a new generation of researchers and inspiring learning, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) welcomes...

MHIT NEWS

Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
Ireland in the Service of the Future – A Film on The Congo
McKee Officers’ Club has produced a remarkable film celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the deployment of the first Defence Forces...
Read More "Ireland in the Service of the Future – A Film on The Congo"
Major A. M. Caulfield, D.C.M., D.S.O. 1858-1915
William Montgomerie Stuart Caulfeild who died in 1894, and his wife Dora, who died in her ninetieth year, are buried together. Also remembered on their tombstone is their son, Algernon Montgomerie Caulfeild who lies in a far and lonely place.
Read More "Major A. M. Caulfield, D.C.M., D.S.O. 1858-1915"
The Frizelle family of Ballycastle, County Mayo.
In late 2019, I was contacted by a Johnny Frizelle who asked if I could carry out research into two of his relatives who he believed, had served in the Great War. To assist my research, Johnny forwarded items of family information and details of some research that he had …
Read More "The Frizelle family of Ballycastle, County Mayo."
Book Launch – Digging Up the Raj
Introduction Shabnam Vasisht’s remarkable book Digging Up the Raj, and the associated exhibition Unearthing the Links with Deansgrange, were formally launcded in dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghare, on 26 February, 2020.
Read More "Book Launch – Digging Up the Raj"
The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2020
Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage. The Trust encourages the study of Ireland’s military heritage, …
Read More "The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2020"
Major-General David O’Morchoe RIP – MHIT Board of Directors
Regretfully, I am to advise of the death, after a short illness, of our esteemed colleague Major-General David Nial O’Morchoe CB, CBE, KLJ, Hereditary Chief and Prince of the Ó Murchadha, at his residence, Oulartleigh House, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co. Wexford, on Friday, 22 November, 2019. An honourable, courteous and …
Read More "Major-General David O’Morchoe RIP – MHIT Board of Directors"

Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

Major A. M. Caulfield, D.C.M., D.S.O. 1858-1915
William Montgomerie Stuart Caulfeild who died in 1894, and his wife Dora, who died in her ninetieth year, are buried together. Also remembered on their tombstone is their son, Algernon Montgomerie Caulfeild who lies in a far and lonely place.
Read the Article.... "Major A. M. Caulfield, D.C.M., D.S.O. 1858-1915"
The Carpendales
Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India.  The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …
Read the Article.... "The Carpendales"
L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961
John Flannery’s burial was recorded in Deansgrange Cemetery register but I could not find his grave. With the help of cemetery personnel, I discovered he was buried in the plot of the Dockrell family. If his name was not inscribed on the tombstone, it could be for a very good …
Read the Article.... "L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961"
The Ballentine Brothers
George Ballentine was United States Consular Agent in Ballymena, County Antrim, from 1871 until his death in 1893. After that, his son, John James George, took over his mantle and served in the same role for the next eighteen years before becoming Chief Clerk of Petty Sessions in Belfast. John …
Read the Article.... "The Ballentine Brothers"
Lowry and Wintle
LOWRY and WINTLE In loving memory of Arabella, widow of Major Octavius Lowry, late 86th regiment of Galway Militia. Died aged 82. Florence Emily Joice, widow of Colonel Fitzhardinge Wintle, 87th Punjabis I.A. Passed over 14th June 1949. Eileen L V Wintle of Ballygarth Castle. 18 April 1893-18 November 1979 …
Read the Article.... "Lowry and Wintle"
Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E
LT COL SIR WALTER JAMES THOMPSON BUCHANAN K.C.I.E 1861-1924 Walter James Thompson Buchanan was the eldest of Robert and Mary Buchanan’s eight children. Robert, like his father before him, was Coroner of Fintona, County Tyrone. Walter James Thompson as born in Londonderry on 12 November 1861 and was educated in …
Read the Article.... "Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E"