Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stone – Lance-Corporal Michael O’Leary VC, Irish Guards 1st February 2015. On Sunday 1st February, the 100th Anniversary of his conspicuous bravery, a Commemorative Paving Stone was unveiled at the Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, honouring Lance-Corporal Michael O’Leary VC, Irish Guards.
Instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte to honour extraordinary contributions, the Légion d’Honneur is France’s highest distinction. Irishmen who fought in Napoleon’s armies were of the first recipients of the honour. In recent weeks, the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur has been awarded to Irish Veterans of the liberation of France during …
Iveagh House – Dublin On 16 December, the former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese, addressed an audience in Iveagh House on the subject of the Christmas Truce of 1914. Professor McAleese was welcomed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD.
For the third year in succession, An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD attended and laid a laurel wreath at the Remembrance Day Service in Enniskillen, on Sunday, 9 November.
The Irish War Memorial Records, which list the names of 49,400 men who died in the First World War, are to be updated.
During the Decade of Centenaries, South Dublin Libraries is marking the 100th anniversary of each notable year. Commencing with 2013, the first of a series of schools packs titled “Riots, Rifles and Rebels”, aimed at late primary and early secondary schools, was published in hard copy and online on the …
During its September 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors formally launched the Trust’s redesigned Web Site.
Organised by the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith Commemorative Society, the 92nd Annual Commemoration of General Michael Collins and President Arthur Griffith took place at their burial places in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 17th August.
Under the auspices of the Parnell Society, this year’s International Summer School took place from 10th to 14th August 2014, at Avondale Demesne, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, which is the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell.
On Monday 4th of August, President Michael D. Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins, whilst on an official visit to Belgium, attended two World War 1 Commemoration Ceremonies held at Liège and Mons.
On Monday, 4th August 2014, Heather Humphreys TD, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, attended a number of events in both Glasgow and Belfast, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
The official state centenary commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War was marked with a memorial Mass on Sunday, 3rd August in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin, celebrated by the Most Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland .
Hosted by the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, President Michael D. Higgins led a ceremony to dedicate the newly installed Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, on Thursday, 31 July 2014.
The official commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the landing of arms on 26 July 1914 by the yacht Asgard at Howth took place on Sunday 27 July 2014 at Howth harbour. Descendants and relatives of the key participants were guests of honour and members of the public were also …
On 24 July, An Post issued two commemorative stamps marking the forthcoming centenary of the outbreak of World War I (1914 – 1918) “Recruiting Irish Soldiers for the Great War”.
Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday 13 July 2014. The principal event was held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Events were also held in Cork, Limerick and Galway.
The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District, hosted its Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 12 July 2014.
Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s 14th Annual General Meeting was held on 27th May at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks Dublin.
200th Anniversary – Siege of Antwerp – May 1814 By Stephen McGarry, author of The Irish Abroad, launched by the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust in September 2013. This first week of May marks the bicentenary of the lifting of the Siege of Antwerp (1814), the last major action of …
The Combined Regiments Association held its Annual commemorative Parade and Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London, on Sunday 15 June, 2014. As one of the invited Inspecting Officers, Brig Gen Paul Pakenham, Chairman of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), laid a wreath at the Cenotaph and addressed …