Field Trips and Tours

Foreign Tour 2013

This September/October, the Society will visit Belgium and Holland to commemorate 250 years of Irish Soldiers who fought and died in the Low Countries. The Irish Brigade fought at Landen, Ramillies and at Laufeldt. In 1944, Irishmen fought at Arnhem and were part of the force that sought to relieve them. The tour will also include a number of tours including visits to the Ardennes, museums and some of the extensive fortifications in the area. Full details and application form can be found Here >>

 

Autumn Field-day

On Saturday 24th August 2013, the society will visit Meelick, Banagher and Shannonbridge/Reachra. These were important crossing points on the Shannon south of Athlone. Meelick had a medieval castle, no longer extant. In the seventeenth century, two forts were built at Banagher to protect the crossing. Soon after 1800, extensive fortifications were erected to guard the Shannonbridge and Meelick crossings against French attack from the west. At that time a barrack and martello tower were added to the Banagher defences. Most of theses fortifications are extant, and form an interesting group of military works. Click here for further details.

 

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