About Adrian Foley

My Great Grandfather, 6570 QM Sgt. William Foley served with The 2nd Battalion RMF from 1900 to 1921. I am presently Vice Chairman of the RMF Association and i run both the Facebook page and the Website

Revised Constitution of the RMFA

Prior to the Annual General Meeting of 2019, the Executive Committee made some changes and updates to the original constitution. To allow for these changes to take effect, the revised draft was presented in full at the Annual General Meeting of the members. These changes were proposed and accepted by the members. Presented here is a full copy of the new text.

RMFA Constitution

RMF Association Day at Charles Fort

A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the Royal Munster Fusiliers monument in Charles Fort, Kinsale on Sunday July 28th @ 2pm to commemorate the history of the Regiment. All members of the RMF Association are invited to attend. This will be an opportunity for members to meet others of the association in a social setting in the beautiful Charles Fort.

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association will take place @ 1200 noon on Saturday May 25th in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow Co. Cork. All members and those with an interest in the Association, are invited to attend.

Some of the items on the Agenda will include an update to the present constitution and a proposal to increase Annual Membership fees.

Anyone who wishes to add an item to the agenda for discussion at the AGM should contact the Secretary at least 7 days before the AGM.

Members can pay their Annual membership fees at the AGM.

Revised Membership rates

At a recent meeting of the Executive Committee, a motion was carried to the effect that overseas membership will now go to €25 Euro. This reflects the increased cost of posting journals and any other correspondence outside of Ireland.

Members are reminded also that membership fees are due at the end of March each year and the membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March annually.

Lt. George Annaheim

On Saturday the 10th of November 2018, Mr Roger Wilson will give a theatrical presentation on the life and letters of his Grandfather, Lt. George Annaheim at the River house Barn in Weybridge, Surrey. Roger and his wife Claire, will both present a ‘stage version’ of the many hundreds of letters that were written by Lt George Annaheim during his time at the Front. The letters provide a fascinating sight into the daily life of the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers of which Lt. Annaheim was Transport Officer. Roger has also written a book titled ‘Anna Uncensored’ based on the letters, which has been published by Lighthouse publishing, The book which is priced at £12.99 is being made available to members of the RMFA at a discount price of £10 direct from Roger by emailing him at

Love, not War

roger.wilsonb@gmail.com

All proceeds from the performance will go to both the Royal British Legion and The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association. The RMF Association is very much indebted to Roger for this wonderful gesture.

Killorglin’s Great War Servicemen

Today, the association had the honour of being present at Killorglin Library where one of our committee members Stephen Thompson, presented copies of his book to the Killorglin Library Archives and also to a number of people who had assisted him during his research. The book entitled ‘Killorglin’s Great War Servicemen’ took more than 7 years of work and is testament to Stephen’s hard work over that time. He was kind enough to present a copy of the book to the RMF  Association for the help that he received from various members of the association. It is hoped that the book will assist those researching the first world war in Kerry, for many years to come.

Journal 2017.

After a number of setbacks, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Bengal Tiger journal, which was due for release in October of 2017, will now be collected from the printers this week and will hopefully be with you, our members in the next week or two. The journal is almost 70 pages so is noticeably bigger than the usual one. Hopefully the content and quality of the journal will make it ‘worth waiting for’.

Journals will be posted to all paid up members of the association. Please check with the secretary if you are unsure of the status of your membership. The price of membership is €20 per year.

Memorial at Frezenberg

Some time back, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association decided to erect a memorial at Frezenberg to commemorate and remember the roles played by the 16th [Irish] Division and the 36th [Ulster] Division in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele.

Both Divisions suffered major casualties in the assault on Frezenberg Ridge on the 16th/17th August, 1917. It was the last time that both Divisions fought together in the war.

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association subsequently invited other Regimental Associations to participate in the project. At this time, commitment to support the project financially has been made by the following Associations:

     -     Royal Irish Regiment [ 18th Foot]

  • Connaught Rangers

  • Leinster Regiment

  • Royal Munster Fusiliers

  • Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

  • Royal Irish Fusiliers

  • Royal Irish Rifles

The above represent the eight Irish infantry regiments in existence at the outbreak of war in 1914.

The date set for the dedication of the memorial is Friday, 18th August, 2017.

Representatives of our Association will attend the dedication.

Any member who wishes to travel to the event should contact the Chairman, Liam Nolan, prior to the 30th June.

Contact details are: e-mail: liamnolan50@gmail.com

                               :Mobile phone: 087 2463638