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British Museum & Marsh Charitable Trust Award Winner

Inniskillings Museum volunteer Mervyn Hall has been recognised as the regional winner of the prestigious “Volunteers for Museum Learning” award, presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Marsh Charitable Trust. This award marks the fifteenth year of...

British Museum & Marsh Charitable Trust Award Winner

Inniskillings Museum volunteer Mervyn Hall has been recognised as the regional winner of the prestigious “Volunteers for Museum Learning” award, presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Marsh Charitable Trust. This award marks the fifteenth year of...

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British Museum & Marsh Charitable Trust Award Winner

British Museum & Marsh Charitable Trust Award Winner

Inniskillings Museum volunteer Mervyn Hall has been recognised as the regional winner of the prestigious “Volunteers for Museum Learning” award, presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Marsh Charitable Trust. This award marks the fifteenth year of...

EYES RIGHT!

EYES RIGHT!

10 INNISKILLINGS TREASURES TO TURN YOUR HEAD… The Inniskillings Museum houses a rich collection of personal treasures and battlefield curios, weapons and army vehicles, medals and uniforms, art and musical instruments, regimental silver and trophies amassed since the...

Skins in ‘Funnies’

Skins in ‘Funnies’

In 1940, after the experiences of defeat in France by the German ‘blitzkrieg’, the army decided there was a need for an expansion in the number of armoured regiments. Initially three new regiments were raised for the duration of the war.  In 1941, three more were...

A Special Relationship? War in North America

A Special Relationship? War in North America

The 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment in North America, 1776-1815 As European settlers flooded into the vast and nearly empty lands of lakes, rivers, mountains and plains, a struggle for power followed between the European nations for control of the huge natural resources...

The Forgotten Regiment: Enniskillen’s Third Regiment

The Forgotten Regiment: Enniskillen’s Third Regiment

The Forgotten Regiment: Enniskillen’s Third Regiment In 1688, people of Enniskillen and the surrounding countryside banded together to defend the town from attack by forces loyal to the Catholic King, James II. They declared their loyalty to the Protestant King...

The Royal Irish Rangers, 1968-1992

The Royal Irish Rangers, 1968-1992

The Rangers were formed out of three historic regiments which were based in Northern Ireland, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers. [gallery link="file" ids="35468,35469,35470""gallery size="thumbnail" link="file"...

The Inniskillings in Burma, January – April 1943

The Inniskillings in Burma, January – April 1943

75 Years Ago the Inniskillings Suffer a Second Bloody Nose in Burma. In January 1942, the army of Imperial Japan invaded the British possession of Burma. The British and British Indian army forces were out flanked, defeated and were forced to evacuate Burma.  The...

The Tyrone Militia, 1793-1919

The Tyrone Militia, 1793-1919

The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers’ 4th and then 3rd Battalions had their origins in the Tyrone Militia. Introduction In 1715, the Irish Militia was established by an Act of the Irish Parliament.  This was because of the Stuart threat to the Hanoverian succession.  At...

“The Globe Trotters”

“The Globe Trotters”

The 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was in 13th Brigade, 5th Division, from 30th November 1939 - 14th August 1944. The 2nd Inniskillings were reformed in 1937, after being disbanded in 1922.  In 1940, they were in Belgium and France as part of the British...

General Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole (1772-1842)

General Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole (1772-1842)

A famous soldier, politician and colonial governor from County Fermanagh. Lowry Cole was the second son of the first Earl of Enniskillen, William Willoughby Cole, of Florence Court, County Fermanagh. He was a great great great great grandson of Captain Sir William...

FRANCIS LEDWIDGE; SOLDIER, POET

FRANCIS LEDWIDGE; SOLDIER, POET

ENNISKILLEN CONCERT TO CELEBRATE AN INNISKILLING FUSILIER AND WAR POET Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane, County Meath in 1887. He was the son of a farm labourer and worked in the local copper mines. In his early years Ledwidge was a keen sportsman and amateur actor,...

Lieutenant Cormac Patrick James WRAY

Lieutenant Cormac Patrick James WRAY

A courageous Inniskilling is killed during a trench raid, 15th/16th July 1916. Trench Raids. Trench raids were carried out by both sides, usually at night, for a variety of reasons: To obtain information on enemy defences and units. To capture prisoners for...

Opening of The Quartermaster’s Store

Opening of The Quartermaster’s Store

Phase one of our Great War Legacy Project saw the opening on 13 April of the 'Quartermaster's Store', Information Desk and Shop, by former Inniskillings Museum Curator and Trustee, Maj (Retd) George Stephens MBE DL in celebration of his 90th birthday. Following an...