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 (www.icmh.info)


Latest News


    • The MHSI Foreign Tour in 2017 will be to the WW1 Western Front in Europe. It will take place from 19th September to 27/29th September. For further details, click on “Field Trip and Tours”
    • Summer Tour. The 2017 Summer Tour, with a theme of 'Normal Ulster and WW1' will take place from 20th to 22nd May. Full details will be published and sent to members when finalised.
    • DUBLIN: ONE CITY, ONE BOOK. The novel Echoland, set around G2 during the Second World War, has been selected by Dublin city library as the basis for its One City One Book programme this year which means it has organised a series of some 40 free events during the month of April. They are all themed around the book and include guided tours of the Air Corps museum, lectures on spies in Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin, Lord Haw Haw (no relation, thank God) by Mary Kenny, Hermann Goertz by James Scannell, the IRA of the period by Brian Hanley, and many others. More info about the programme and a calendar of events can be found at www.dublinonecityonebook.ie (www.dublinonecityonebook.ie.)

    • 'The Irish at Gallipoli' is a new six-part podcast series specially recorded for History Hub by Dr Jeff Kildea. A link to the series, which examines the origins of the campaign, is now available on our "Links" page.