Members of the Association attended Armistice Sunday wreath laying events in both Cork and Limerick. The Association also held small ceremonies at the 11th hour of the 11th day in Limerick and Cork.
UNVEILING OF THE LEINSTER REGIMENT MEMORIAL
On the 21st of September 2013 The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) Regimental Association unveiled a memorial plinth at Crinkill Barracks, Co. Offaly to the memory of all those who served in this fine regiment. The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association paraded its Colours along with the Colours of The Royal Munster Fusiliers Old Comrades Association. The Colours were carried by Mr. Adrian Foley and Mr. Ollie Griffin. The Secretary of The RMFA .Ms. Jean Prendergast laid a floral tribute at the memorial on behalf of the association.
WATERFORD WWI MEMORIAL
An invitation to all members of The RMFA has been received from The Waterford Memorial Committee to attend the unveiling of a memorial to 1100 Waterford men who lost their lives in The Great War. There are a number of Munsters included on the memorial. We hope to see as many of you as possible there.
Waterford Memorial Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony
A Monument commemorating the eleven hundred Waterford men and women who lost their lives in the First World War will be unveiled in Dungarvan.
Date: Sunday 6th October 2013
Location: Castle Street, Dungarvan
The 1914-18 war was a calamity for Waterford. Approximately eleven hundred men and women from the city and county lost their lives. Many more were injured and traumatised.
The Waterford Memorial in the form of a simple polished black granite wall has been inscribed with each of these individual names to mark their passing and the loss felt by their families and friends.
It’s felt the monument will also serve as tangible evidence of a sincere desire for friendship and respect between people of different and until recently, irreconcilable political traditions.
The 27th of August 2014 will mark the 100th Anniversary of The Etreux Rearguard in which The 2nd Battalion of The RMF held off several battalions of The German Army. The RMFA plans to organise a trip for our members at this time. One of our members, Mr.Mike McLoughlin from Limerick has a lot of previous experience in organising tours of the Western Front and had agreed to organise the Etreux 100th Trip also. As we get nearer to the date more details will be made available for those who wish to travel on this trip. Mike can be contacted by those who may have an interest in this at the address below.
Old Cratloe Road
Ph 061 327 042
(M) 087 7594 940
Email address: [email protected]
ETREUX 99TH ANNIVERSARY 2013
The 27th of August 2013 will be the 99th Anniversary of The Etreux Rearguard Action in which The 2nd Battalion of The Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered a considerable loss of life. Members of The RMFA will gather at The War Memorial, South Mall, Cork, @ 8pm to lay a wreath in memory of those who lost their lives. All are invited to attend.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WREATH LAYING CEREMONY ISLANDBRIDGE
The Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony organised by The RBL will take place on Saturday July 13th 2013 at The War Memorial at Islandbridge. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath on behalf of The RMFA should contact the Secretary for details. All are invited to attend.
NATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION 2013
This year The National Day of Commemoration will take place on Sunday July 14th at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. A similar event will be held in Fitzgeralds Park in Cork. UPDATE - This weekend saw ceremonies at both Islandbridge and The Royal Hospital Kilmainham to honour those of who gave their lives in times of war. At Islandbridge, The RMFA were delighted to have one of our members, Mr. Liam Nolan to lay a wreath on behalf of The Association.
COMBINED IRISH REGIMENTS PARADE, LONDON, 2013
This year The Combined Irish Regiments Parade will take place in London on Sunday June 16th. The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association will be represented by Mr. Ollie Griffin who will carry the Colours of The Old Comrades Association. Ollie has continued to parade each year with the colours and this year will be no different. Anyone else who wishes to attend the parade representing the RMFA would be welcome to do so.
The 2013 AGM was held at The Hibernian Hotel in Mallow, Co. Cork at 12 noon on Saturday the 11th of May.
98TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF AUBERS RIDGE.
On Thursday the 9th of May 2013 members and friends of The RMFA gathered at The Cork War Memorial to lay a wreath in memory of all Munsters who lost their lives on the 9th of May 1915 at The Battle of Aubers Ridge. Mr John Whittaker, President of The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association laid a wreath at 12 noon.
GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATION 25 APRIL 2023
This year marks the 98th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli in which many men including many from The 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers lost their lives on the shores of Gallipoli. Members of The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association in both Cork & Limerick gathered at their respective memorials to lay wreaths in memory of the fallen. Thank you to Mr. Gordon Spillane for sending pictures from Limerick.