Anzac Day Commemorations – April 2015

Gallipoli On Friday 24 April 2015, a Commonwealth and Ireland commemoration service for the Gallipoli campaign took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. President Michael D. Higgins and Mr Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affair, Britain’s Prince Charles and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attended …

Directors Announce 2014 Winner – The Military Heritage Annual Award

The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) 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, …

Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stone – Lance-Corporal Michael O’Leary

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.

French Ambassador Presents Légion d’Honneur to Irish D-Day Veterans

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 …

Our Heroes” Database – South Dublin Libraries – Decade of Centenaries

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 …