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60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Visits to Military Barracks

All visits from schools/clubs to Military Barracks are coordinated and sanctioned through the Department of Defence Property Management Office.

Please apply directly to: propertymanagement@defence.ie (Tel: 00 353 45 492463) where you will be provided with the necessary information to arrange your visit.

Requests for Defence Forces Personnel to visit Schools/Clubs or Local Events

All requests for Defence Forces personnel to visit schools for career/information talks or for Defence Forces personnel to participate in local events, must be sanctioned through the Department of Defence Community Support Office.

Please apply directly to communitysupport@defence.ie (Tel: 00353 505 25336) and they will provide you with the necessary information to arrange the visit.

The Badge Design

The Badge design (common to all Corps and Services and all orders of dress) is derived from the badge of the Irish Volunteers and was designed by Professor Eoin MacNeill, Chairman of the National Executive of the Irish Volunteers. This badge was originally adopted by the Irish Volunteers in October 1914. [Read more]