Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG
Remembering Our Heritage and
Appreciation of Ireland’s Distinctive
and
Shared Military Heritage
Encouraging Research and the Study
of the
Irish Soldier in Military History
Promoting and Preserving Ireland’s
Unique Military Heritage
for Future Generations

Welcome to the MHIT Web Portal

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

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 as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational...

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.

Ireland in the Service of the Future – A Film on The Congo

McKee Officers’ Club has produced a remarkable film celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the deployment of the first Defence Forces...
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Book Launch – Digging Up the Raj

Introduction Shabnam Vasisht’s remarkable book Digging Up the Raj, and the associated exhibition Unearthing the Links with Deansgrange, were formally launcded in dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghare, on 26 February, 2020.
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The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2020

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 as “Trust”), advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage. The Trust encourages the study of Ireland’s military heritage, …
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Major-General David O’Morchoe RIP – MHIT Board of Directors

Regretfully, I am to advise of the death, after a short illness, of our esteemed colleague Major-General David Nial O’Morchoe CB, CBE, KLJ, Hereditary Chief and Prince of the Ó Murchadha, at his residence, Oulartleigh House, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co. Wexford, on Friday, 22 November, 2019. An honourable, courteous and …
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Gunner Patrick Meleady – Service Number- 656798

An idealistic young man, who is still in his teens, has dreams of a self-determined Ireland Whilst others join the...
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The Carpendales

Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India.  The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

The Carpendales

Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India.  The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …
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L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961

John Flannery’s burial was recorded in Deansgrange Cemetery register but I could not find his grave. With the help of cemetery personnel, I discovered he was buried in the plot of the Dockrell family. If his name was not inscribed on the tombstone, it could be for a very good …
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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...
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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...
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