Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum
How to get here:
Sovereigns House is less than 30 metres from the Court House.
The museum is in Sovereign’s House, a Grade 2 listed building.
The Eagle Takers Gallery won the Best Exhibition in Ireland in 2003.
The collection contains the uniforms, medals, regalia and the two Victoria Crosses won by the Regiment. The Regimental archive and library may be viewed by appointment.
Research is available by appointment only, please telephone before visiting to avoid disappointment
FREE PRESENTATIONS 2016
Wednesday June 29th at 8.30pm
Dr. Mark Radford:
“ T.E. Lawrence & the War in the Hejaz”
Thursday June 30th at 7.30pm
“The Irish Soldier”
Saturday July 2nd at 2pm
“Medals of the Great War”
(When Squeak & Wilfred became Mutt & Jeff)
LIMITED SEATING, Booking Advisable:
028 3752 2911 (ask for Caroline)
MILITARY FAIRS 2016 FROM 10AM TO 3PM.
ADMISSION £2.00, UNDER 18S FREE.
SERIOUS COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW FROM 9AM TO 10AM (£5)
BUY, SELL, TRADE, FREE VALUATIONS & IDENTIFICATION.
Dates for our future Military Fairs are as follows:
*September 3rd and *December 3rd 2016
*Dates are subject to change, please check our
facebook and website to keep up to date.
NEW EXHIBITION FOR 2016:
"DER TAG" The Date; July 1st 1916. The battlefield; Somme. The outcome; Tragedy!
July the 1st cost the British Army approximately 57,000 casualties, more than any other day in their entire history.
This infamous day in The Great War, was the first day of a battle that would rage on through to November.
The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st, 7th, 8th and 9th Battalions were part of this long campaign, fighting with the 10th Irish and 36th Ulster Divisions.
Friends were lost, memories were ingrained but often rarely talked about and families throughout Ireland paid the price of war!