Launch of “The College” Collins Barracks Dublin 16 September 2016

On 15 September, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, Minister responsible for Defence launched a publication titled “The College” in Collins Barracks Dublin. The publication outlines the history of the Irish Military College, 1930 – 2000. Since its establishment in 1930, the Irish Military College has had a vital influence on not …

75th Anniversary Accidental Explosion Glen Imall – Friday 16 September 2016

Brigadier-General Joe Mulligan, GOC Defence Forces Training Centre hosted a commemoration ceremony at the monument at Seskin Bridge on Thursday, 16 September 2016 in honour of the sixteen personnel of the Defence Forces who were accidentally killed when a training mine exploded on 16 September 1941. This accident remains as …

Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police – 27 August 2016

On 27 August, 2016, a ceremony to remember members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police held at St.Paul’s of the Cross Church, Mount Argus Dublin. The Harp Society representing retired members of the Garda Siochana and the Royal Ulster Constabulary, and the Police Service of Northern …

Memorial Service Lieutenant Maurice Dease VC – 23 August 2016

On 23 August 2016, a memorial service in honour of Lieutenant Maurice Dease VC, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, took place in Coole, County Westmeath. Manning a machine gun, Lieutenant Dease was killed during action in Mons on 23 August 1914. The 2 Artillery Regiment provided the National Colour Flag Party, …

Parnell Summer School August 2016 – “Embers of Easter”

Under the auspices of the Parnell Society, this year’s International Summer School took place from 7th to 11th August 2016, at Avondale Demesne, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, which is the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell. The theme for the 2016 school is “Embers of Easter”. An educational trust, the Parnell …

Voices of Memory, National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge

A Riverside Sound Art Installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, by Christina Kubisch is a contemporary remembrance of the Irish Soldiers who died in the First World War.  On the occasion of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the installation was inaugurated on 29 June and will …

International Peacekeepers Day and Wreath Laying Ceremony – 29 May 2016

Sunday, 29 May 2016 marked the United Nations Annual International Peacekeepers Day. To mark the occasion, the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) conducted its Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at its Memorial Garden in Arbour Hill.  International Peacekeepers Day was established to honour the memory of the United Nations peacekeepers …

State Ceremony – British Soldiers Killed during the 1916 Easter Rising

On Thursday 26 May, a State Ceremony took place at Dublin’s Grangegorman Military Cemetery to mark the deaths of British soldiers during the Easter Rising of 1916, The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., represented the Government. Minister Flanagan was accompanied by the Minister for Regional Development, …

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN – 2016

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN – 2016 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 …

ANZAC Day Commemoration

ANZAC Day Commemoration 25 April – Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin At 0630hrs, on Monday 25 April 2016, the annual dawn service marking ANZAC Day, organised by the Australian Embassy, took place at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. The ceremony was attended by President Michael d. Higgins. ANZAC Day honours the men …

Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society’s Wreath Laying Ceremony – 24 April

Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society’s Wreath Laying Ceremony – 24 April On Sunday 24 April, a significant wreath laying ceremony took place at the Cork Hill entrance to Dublin Castle, commemorating the first fatality of the 1916 Easter Rising. The ceremony was organised by the Historical and Reconciliatory Police Society.