First World War Commemorative Wood – Brackfield Wood – Northern Ireland

Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust, a conservation charity, is marking the centenary of the First World War with an ambitious planting project in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. During the war, timber was indispensable resulting in woods and trees playing an invaluable part in the war effort.

Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations

Second Phase Mission Statement 2017 – 2023 The reappointed Expert Advisory Group is, first and foremost, a collection of individual professional historians, record custodians and cultural practitioners, with individual research interests, interpretations and institutional affiliations. While continuing to serve on this Advisory Group, we will all be involved on an …

Armistice Day Commemorations Glasnevin 11 November

Under the auspices of the Glasnevin Trust, Armistice Day Commemorations were conducted in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, on Saturday 11 November. The commemorations included an Ecumenical Service in the Church of the Resurrection, a Parade to the France-Ireland Memorial and Cross of Sacrifice, the Unveiling of Victory Cross Commemorative Plaques and …

Passchendaele Salute 2017

Between the 31 July and 10 November 1917, an estimated 320,000 allied and between 260,000 and 400,000 German casualties, resulted from heavy fighting for a movement of the front line of only 8 kilometres in the West Flanders region of Belgium. The battle to seize Passchendaele ridge raged for three …

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.