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)


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      • In 2016, the Society will run a Field-Day "The 1916 Rising in Dublin" on Sunday 29th May. Full details and Circular are available on our "Field Trips and Tours" page.
      • Our 3-day tour "The Sieges of Limerick" is likely to take place on 24th-26th September 2016.


      • '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. 'The Irish at Gallipoli' will be released episodically over the coming months