Message from the Chairman 2019

Introduction Acknowledging that shared military heritage is valued by the different political, religious and cultural 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 of the Irish …

A Long Week in March

A Long Week in March: The 36th (Ulster) Division in the German Spring Offensive, March 1918 The 36th (Ulster) Division are widely regarded as being the most successful British Infantry Division in terms of ground gained on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. The casualties suffered then …

75th Anniversary D-Day

75th Anniversary D-Day: Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Harvey (Retd) D-Day has a little known but not insignificant ‘ Irish ‘ dimension to it.  There were ‘ Irish ‘ among the American, British, and Canadian paratrooper and glider-borne infantry landings prior to H-Hour on D-Day; they were in and amongst the first and …

Sleeping Flags Appeal

The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – SLEEPING FLAGS APPEAL On Monday, 11 February, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann) formally launched its Sleeping Flags Appeal, in order to raise public awareness and aid for the homeless Irish Defence Forces veterans.  The associated campaign involves …