Directors Announce 2016 Winner – The Military Heritage Annual Award

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 …

Governance: Implementation of Companies Act 2014

Governance: Implementation of Companies Act 2014 Under the Companies Act 2014, a transitional period existed, which expired on 30 November 2016, during which the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust continued to use the suffix “Limited” in is name. Where a company, such as the Trust, did not formally change its name, the Companies …

The Bluet de France

The Bluet de France Attendees at the dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial in Glasnevin, on 13 November 2016 received the Bleuet de France from staff of the French Embassy.  The associated commemorative booklet is a basis for the following information on the Bleuet de France. The Bleuet de France is …

‘A’ company, 35th (Irish) Infantry Battalion: The Action at Jadotville

‘A’ company, 35th (Irish) Infantry Battalion:  The Action at Jadotville, Katanga, Republic of the Congo, September 1961 This is an article, published in the October edition of An Cosantóir, written by Dr. James McCafferty DSM, BA, (Hons), PhD. Dr McCafferty served with the United Nations in the Congo with the …

Launch of Defence Forces 2016 Review and Academic Conference 19 November, 2016

Launch of Defence Forces 2016 Review and Academic Conference 19 November, 2016 In the presence of the contributors, editorial team and invited guests, Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, Chief of Staff, launched the 13th edition of the Defence Forces Review and an associated Academic Conference, in Headquarters 2 Brigade, Cathal Brugha …

Remembrance Ceremonies – Sunday, 13 November, 2016

Remembrance Ceremonies – Sunday, 13 November, 2016 Throughout Ireland, Remembrance Ceremonies were held commemorating those who died in the First World War.  Ceremonies were also conducted at the Cenotaph in London. Northern Ireland For the fifth consecutive year, An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD joined Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene …

Légion d’Honneur Ceremony, Glasnevin 13 November, 2016

Légion d’Honneur Ceremony, Glasnevin 13 November, 2016 At a ceremony in Glasnevin, following the dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Jean-Marc Todeschine, Minister of State at the Department of Defence with special responsibility for Veterans and Remembrance invested three Irishmen with the Légion d’Honneur, for service in France during the Second …

Dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Glasnevin, 13 November 2016

Dedication of the France-Ireland Memorial, Glasnevin, 13 November 2016 The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphries T.D., with Minister Jean-Marc Todeschini, French Minister for State for Veterans and Remembrance, in association with the Chairman and Board of Gasnevin Trust, hosted a dedication ceremony of the …

Unveiling of Victory Cross Commemorative Stones, Glasnevin 11 November, 2016

Unveiling of Victory Cross Commemorative Stones, Glasnevin 11 November, 2016 Commemorative Stones (previously referred to as Paving Stones) As part of the Decade of Centenaries, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with the support of the Irish Government, have commissioned Commemorative Stones for all 24 recipients of the Victoria Cross during …

Armistice Day Commemorations Glasnevin 11 November

Armistice Day Commemorations Glasnevin 11 November Under the auspices of the Glasnevin Trust, Armistice Day Commemorations were conducted in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, on Friday 11 November.  The commemorations included an Ecumenical Service in the Church of the Resurrection, a Parade to the Cross of Sacrifice, the Unveiling of Victory Cross …

Launch of “The College” Collins Barracks Dublin 16 September 2016

On 15 September, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, Minister responsible for Defence launched a publication titled “The College” in Collins Barracks Dublin. The publication outlines the history of the Irish Military College, 1930 – 2000. Since its establishment in 1930, the Irish Military College has had a vital influence on not …

75th Anniversary Accidental Explosion Glen Imall – Friday 16 September 2016

Brigadier-General Joe Mulligan, GOC Defence Forces Training Centre hosted a commemoration ceremony at the monument at Seskin Bridge on Thursday, 16 September 2016 in honour of the sixteen personnel of the Defence Forces who were accidentally killed when a training mine exploded on 16 September 1941. This accident remains as …