The Haunting Soldier

Under the auspices of Sabina Purcell – Ireland’s World War 1 Veterans’ Project, a civic welcoming ceremony took place on 04 November, in St Stephen’s Green, on the arrival of the Haunting Soldier in Dublin, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The sculpture will return …

Unveiling of VC Commemorative Stones – 11 November

Ceremony Commemorative Stones marking the centenary of the award of the Victoria Cross to the following personnel were unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, on Sunday 11 November 2018:  2/Lieutenant Edmund De Wind, Royal Irish Rifles, unveiled by Colonel Mark Campbell (Retd)  Private Claude Nunney, Canadian Expeditionary Force, unveiled by H.E. …

Gunner James Magee

Defender of Values – The Artillery Corps – Óglaigh na hÉireann Introduction 2018 is the 95th Anniversary of the establishment of the Irish Defence Forces Artillery Corps on 23 March, 1923. The year marks 60 years of continuous service by Óglaigh na hÉireann in peacekeeping duties with the United Nations. 2018 is also …

The Irish Soldier in 1918

The Irish Soldier in 1918 Commandant Lar Joye   On 21st March the German Army attacked on the Western Front in a last attempt to win the war before American divisions arrived. The attack was fast and fluid, using specially equipped soldiers called stormtroopers. The allies held on, eventually counter-attacking …