The Military History Society of Ireland was founded in 1949. The aim of the Society is to promote the study of military history, and in particular the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen in war. The flagship of the Society, The Irish Sword, is a twice yearly publication, renowned for its scholarly treatment of military history

The Society is affiliated, under the style of the Irish Commission for Military History, to the International Commission of Military History (


The 2014 AGM will be held at 11.15am on Saturday 6th December 2014 in Dublin (usual location). If you have not received notification of the meeting and wish to attend, you must must notify the HRS by email of your intention and include your name, address, tel no and car registration number, if intending to bring a car

The 2014 Annual Dinner of the Society will take place at the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 on Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7.00pm for 8.30pm. Applications available from Comdt Martin Lenihan:


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