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and
Shared Military Heritage
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of the
Irish Soldier in Military History
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You are very welcome to the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s web portal, where we promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. By means of this Web Site and posted News Bulletins, the Trust endeavours to enhance public knowledge of its vision, mission, objectives, activities, current projects, military heritage and upcoming events. In addition, our Web Site provides guidance for the research of military heritage. The Web Site also advises on how to access information regarding military service. Finally, the site facilitates links with Web Sites associated with Ireland’s military heritage.
About Us
About Us Throughout Ireland and for the foreseeable future, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG): Honours all Irish men and women who served in armed forces irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag...
Membership
The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) was founded in 1999, in order to promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the...
Bursary
The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2019 Terms of Reference Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to...
Research Guide
Research Guide Inniskilling Fusiliers hand over Spandau Prison guard, Berlin to the French Understanding the importance of research, nurturing a new generation of researchers and inspiring learning, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) welcomes...

MHIT NEWS

Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E
LT COL SIR WALTER JAMES THOMPSON BUCHANAN K.C.I.E 1861-1924 Walter James Thompson Buchanan was the eldest of Robert and Mary Buchanan’s eight children. Robert, like his father before him, was Coroner of Fintona, County Tyrone. Walter James Thompson as born in Londonderry on 12 November 1861 and was educated in …
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Newtownards in the Great War by Lindsay Allister
Before the Great War, Ireland had already begun to take up arms. Conflict and political unrest was the norm. But when the Great War threatened to destroy the lives of countless ordinary citizens it was the men and women of Ulster and Ireland who braced against the storm.
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Lord Mountcashel: Irish General 1673 – 1694, by D.P Graham
Graham Justin MacCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army …
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Inauguration of of Flanders Memorial – Peace Garden Dublin
Situated in the vicinity of Christ Church Cathedral, and within the Peace Garden, the Flanders Fields Memorial was inaugurated on 30 April, more than 100 years after the end of the First World War. The ceremony was jointly organised by Dublin City Council and the Government of Flanders. During the …
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Major-General Richard Heard C.B.E.
MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HEARD C.B.E. 1870-1950 On 10 November 1866, the steamer ‘Ceres’ was wrecked off the coast of Wexford. One...
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Lt Thomas Gabbett 1830 – 1857
During a break from repairing its altar cloths, I took a look around St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and noticed a few dedications to ‘Raj’ people on the walls. One that caught my attention was of the Gabbetts – father and son.  The Gabbett family had a comfortable life in Castle …
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E
LT COL SIR WALTER JAMES THOMPSON BUCHANAN K.C.I.E 1861-1924 Walter James Thompson Buchanan was the eldest of Robert and Mary Buchanan’s eight children. Robert, like his father before him, was Coroner of Fintona, County Tyrone. Walter James Thompson as born in Londonderry on 12 November 1861 and was educated in …
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Major-General Richard Heard C.B.E.
MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HEARD C.B.E. 1870-1950 On 10 November 1866, the steamer ‘Ceres’ was wrecked off the coast of Wexford. One of the survivors was Dr...
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Lt Thomas Gabbett 1830 – 1857
During a break from repairing its altar cloths, I took a look around St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and noticed a few dedications to ‘Raj’ people on the walls. One that caught my attention was of the Gabbetts – father and son.  The Gabbett family had a comfortable life in Castle …
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Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings
Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings 1835-1891 A name like Sadleir Ridings is not easy to locate on the internet with Sadleir picked up as saddler...
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Lt Col Eric James Daly McElwaine O.B.E.
1897-1960 The couple buried in this plot in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, had two amazing sons – one, the recipient of an O.B.E. and the other, a Knight.  Adam James McElwaine, from Coleraine, County Londonderry, married Edith Mary Leech from Ennis, County Clare, who was 13 years his junior, and the …
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Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927
Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927 The Bredins have a remarkable military history in India with many rotating the same family names, to make it more confusing...
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