On Sunday August 10th a commemoration took place in Ballyorgan Co. Limerick to honour the five local men who lost their lives in wartime, one of those being L/Cpl David Best of The 8th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. who died on the 4th May 1916. A stone was unveiled in their memory at Kilflynn Church. Representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Irish Guards Association (ROI), the Royal Air Force Association, Chairman Liam Nolan and Secretary Colette Collins of The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Irish Great War Society took part in the commemoration.
Due to the centenary of the First World War, various events will be taking place in various location throughout the Munster region in August and September. Below is a list of the confirmed dates for those who are interested in attending them.
At the last AGM it was proposed and agreed by the members that one of our original members, Mr. Oliver Griffin would be bestowed with Honourary Life Membership of The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association. Ollie was one of the founding members of the association back in 1992 and has always been an active member. Ollie, who is now the President of The RMFA was thrilled to accept the honour and was presented with his Honourary Life Members Certificate from The RMFA Chairman, Mr. Liam Nolan today today in Mallow.
On Monday 4th of August t2014 exactly 100 years on from the start of WW1 the people of Killorglin Co, Kerry came out in force to remember those men from the area who had fought in the conflict. Many of those who went never came home and those who returned lived with their scars for the rest of their lives. Mr Stephen Thompson of The Killorglin Archive Society was instrumental in the gathering of the names of all of these men and great credit must go to him and his colleagues for the unveiling of the plaque.
The RMFA will hold it’s quarterly meeting at The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork at 1300hrs on Aust 9th. All members are invited to attend. Items discussed will be upcoming events for The WW1 Centenary and other items.