Month: <span>November 2017</span>

Major John Langran Giddings

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 …

Irish Comrades in Arms – Frezenberg Ridge Memorial – 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions

(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.

Unveiling of Victoria Cross Commemorative Stone and Plaque – Sergeant John Moyney VC, Irish Guards, 12 September.

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 All-Island ‘Decade of Centenaries’ History competition 2018

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.