Gallipoli’s Long Shadow

Colonel Dorcha Lee (Retd), a valued member of The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), presented “Gallipoli’s Long Shadow”, which was first broadcasted on RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany Programme, on 31 August 2015. The text of the presentation is published below with the kind permission of the RTE Authorities …

Unveiling Ceremony – Bust of Field Marshal Earl Frederick Roberts – Waterford

On Sunday, 4th October 2015, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Turner, Officer Commanding 1 Battalion Irish Guards, unveiled a bronze bust of Field Marshal Earl Frederick Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford in the Cathedral Square Waterford, in memory of those Irish Guardsmen from County Waterford who died in the First World War. …

The Trust’s Patron – M.D. Higgins, President of Ireland

During its February 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors endorsed a motion that its Chairman should formally invite Mr Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, to be Patron of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG). In August 2015, the Trust was advised that Michael D. Higgins acknowledged the Chairman’s letter, …

Somme Centenary Commemoration at Thiepval Memorial 2016

Ballot for Tickets – Somme Centenary Commemoration at Thiepval Memorial 2016 The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has encouraged interested Irish people to apply for tickets to attend the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, being held in Thiepval in France on 1st …