Commemorations – Centenary of the Battle of the Somme – 2016

In recognition of the significance of the Battle of the Somme, the Irish Government has developed the Battle of the Somme Commemorative Programme 2016. This forms part of the Decade of Centenaries programme, which is co-ordinated and overseen by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Programme, marking …

Waterloo – A Member’s Perspective – Lt Col D. Harvey

In recent times, Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Harvey, a member of The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), has made a tangible contribution in fostering an enhanced awareness of the story of the Irish Soldier in the Battle of Waterloo. Following extensive research, his commendable book, “A Bloody Day – The IRISH …

Laying Up of the Royal Artillery Association (ROI Branch) Standard

The Royal Artillery Association’s Standard (Republic of Ireland Branch) was laid up in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday, 6 December after the Choral Evensong. Ken McLean, the Standard Bearer and Standard Custodian, who is the last surviving member of the Dublin based Association, presented the Standard to Rev Charles Mullen …