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 Circular and Booking Form for the Autumn Field-Day to Co Wicklow is now available on the Field Trips and Tours page of this website. The Field-Day will take place on 13th September 2015. It is open to non-members
  • The brochure of our foreign tour to Italy in September / October 2015 is now available on this website on the Field Trip and Tours page. It includes the booking form
  • The Irish at Gallipoli is a new six-part podcast series specially recorded for History Hub by Dr Jeff Kildea. A link to Episode 1: Background, which examines the origins of the campaign, is now available on our "Links" page. The Irish at Gallipoli will be released episodically over the coming months