The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd) promotes activities that facilitate an enhanced awareness and appreciation of Ireland’s military heritage. This unique heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions of Ireland. In advancing military heritage, the Trust promotes the study of Irish military history and, in particular, the study of Irish men and women in the profession of arms both at home and overseas, irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag, or Regimental Colour.
The Trust will give an Award, ordinarily annually, of €500 to the undergraduate student whose paper is deemed outstanding by a panel of judges, and which, through new research, adds to our knowledge of Ireland’s military heritage. The title of the award is “The Military Heritage Annual Award”.
During its February 2017 meeting, the Trust’s Board of Directors announced the 2016 winner of the Military Heritage Annual Award in memory of Major Charlie Trainor MM. The Board selected Mr Anthony Farrell’s paper titled “A Brief Outline of the Development of British Military Pensions in Ireland, 1914 – 1922”.
Mr Farrell’s paper can be accessed on the Trust’s Website. The Chairman will present the 2016 award to Mr Farrell during the Annual General Meeting, in Collins Barracks Dublin, on 23 May.
The Directors formally acknowledged the involvement of Dr Pádraic Lenihan NUI Galway for overseeing the notification and submission process, and the three Judges – Dr Dr Marie Coleman – Queens University Belfast, Doctor Ian Speller – NUI Maynooth, and Professor Eunan O’Halpin – Trinity College.
The Directors have also endorsed the Terms of Reference for the 2017 Award. Entries for the 2017 Award should be submitted by 30 September 2017.