The Military History Society of Ireland was founded in 1949. The aim of the Society is to promote the study of military history, and in particular the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen in war. The flagship of the Society, The Irish Sword, is a twice yearly publication, renowned for its scholarly treatment of military history.

The Society is affiliated, under the style of the Irish Commission for Military History, to the International Commission of Military History (www.icmh.info)


Latest News


2020 and 2021 Annual General Meetings:

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 AGM of the Society was postponed. It is now intended to hold virtual 2020 and 2021 AGMs online using the Zoom conferencing platform. The AGMs will be held at 11.15am on 27th March 2021.

Registration for the AGM will be issued to members in due course. The draft agendas can be found here>> and here>>



Lecture Programme 2021:

The Lecture Card for the 2021 lectures can be found on the Lectures page of this site.





    MHSI Members' Survey:
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    Progress Report to 2019 AGM Here>>