As of March 2021, the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association will no longer maintain or use this website as a place to post information. Due to the popularity in social media in recent years, it is now more likely that the information we would have posted here in the past, is now readily available in many other places on the internet. There are now pages dedicated to the Royal Munster Fusiliers on Facebook and Instagram. One which is highly recommended in the Royal Munster Fusiliers Facebook Page run by Jean Prendergast. Jean has been a long time promoter and historian of the Regiment and continues to do so on her Facebook page. The Instagram page also posts images, some which may not have been seen before. The RMF Association would like to thank Insight Multi Media for hosting this page for the last number of years and also you, the people who have visited here for information.
We have not gone away and can still be found by contacting the secretary Ms Colette Collins at [email protected] if you need any assistance
Many thanks to you all.
Adrian Foley. RMF Association.
In this time of crisis, here follows a message from our President, Mr Ollie Griffin.
Keep the home fires burning, while your hearts are yearning.
Though the lads are far away, they dream of home.
There’s a silver lining, through the dark clouds shining.
Turn the dark clouds inside out
’till the boys come home.
A wonderful Great War song uplifting but sad. Also I remember the last of the “Munsters” singing this in the Legion Club before they faded away in time. There are some lines in it which would be applicable to our horrible situation at present. I know all our “hearts are yearning” for a return to the good old days and we will see a “silver lining” when this is all over. Forgive me for talking shop but when things are better and we will have to pick up the pieces, membership will slump etc. I have no worries as knowing you all and your loyalty and dedication to our association, we will succeed.
I am looking forward to our first meeting when we will ” turn the dark clouds inside out” and hit the ground running.
The best of health to you and yours
Happy Easter and
God bless you all
“Up the dirty shirts”.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the AGM which was due to take place in May has now been postponed until further notice. We will update you as soon as we can arrange a new date.
The Annual General Meeting of the RMF Association will be held at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork @ 12 noon on Saturday 16th of May. All members and those with an interest in the Royal Munster Fusiliers are invited to attend. Items for the agenda should be submitted to the Secretary no later than one week before the AGM.
Many members will be surprised and saddened to hear of the death last week of one of our long-standing members, Russell McMorran.
Russell had an in-depth knowledge of the history of Tralee town where he resided and of which he was immensely proud. In 2005, himself and Maurice O’Keeffe produced a beautifully illustrated “Pictorial History of Tralee” reflecting the deep interest in the history of the town by the authors.Russell also had a major interest in the “Royal Munster Fusiliers”, particularly relating to those members of the Regiment from Tralee and Kerry.When it was decided in 2016 to add two panels to the war memorial in Tralee that would contain the names of those from the town who lost their lives in the Great War in Irish, British, Canadian, Australian and United States units, Russell made a major contribution in furnishing the names of soldiers of whom the other researchers were unaware, thereby ensuring that the information on the panels was as accurate as possible.
A quiet, unassuming and self-effacing individual, he will be greatly missed by those that knew him well.
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.
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.
A lecture given by Irish Times journalist, Ronan McGreevey on the life of Martin Doyle VC MM will take place in the library in New Ross, Co. Wexford on Tuesday May 7th. All are welcome to attend
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.
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.
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
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.