Major John Langran Giddings 1818-1873 John Langran Giddings’ grave confirms ‘His end was peace’. Of course it was, given the seaside tranquillity of Sandycove, County Dublin, after the ferocity of India. It was infuriating that there was no mention of his Indian connection on his tombstone – I had to …
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(Tom Burke, Chairman, The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association) Memorial On Friday, 18th August 2017, a bronze memorial was unveiled on Frezenberg Ridge to commemorate the men of the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions who fought and died attacking German redoubts along the ridge.
Commemorative plaques in honour of Sergeant John (Jack) Moyney VC, Irish Guards, were unveiled in Rathdowney on 12 September. The event, organised jointly by The Irish Guards, the Royal British Legion and Laois County Council, marked the centenary of the events for which Sergeant Moyney won the Victoria Cross, during …
The official State commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe took place on 22 September, in Glasnevin Cemetery.
The Department of Education and Skills, in association with History Ireland, Mercier Press and UCC, has launched the 2018 All-Ireland Decade of Centenaries History Competition for Schools, with the 23 March 2018 as the deadline for entries. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, before the 31 May 2018.
The National Gallery of Ireland will host an exhibition of the work of William Orpen in Room 31, from 11 November, 2017 to 11 February, 2018. Admission is free.
As a member of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Harvey has made a tangible contribution in fostering an enhanced awareness of the story of the Irish Soldier in the Battle of Waterloo and in the Anglo-Zulu war.