Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment

Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment
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The Royal Irish Regiment is the last Irish Infantry Regiment. Born at midnight on 1st July 1992, the history of the Regiment dates back to 1689 when the ‘Inniskillingers’ were raised at the castle in Enniskillen.

Our visitor will set out on a journey through time, starting at the Watergate and finally arriving in war-torn Bosnia and the streets of Northern Ireland.

See and hear from Sgt Masterson capturing the French ‘Cuckoo’ at the Battle of Barossa. Major Francis McCrory writes home after the Battle of the Somme and, overhead, the Royal Ulster Rifles head towards the Normandy Beaches by sea and air. On towards the Korean War and the end of the British Empire. Through post-war service in Europe and on to the streets of Northern Ireland where women have now joined the fight for peace.

Interactive touch screens and multimedia presentations are used to tell our story.

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Opening hours

The museum is currently closed, pending relocation. The collection traces the history of the Regiment from the raising of its most senior antecedent, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1689, to the present day with an emphasis on the activities of the Royal Irish Regiment and its immediate predecessors the Royal Irish Rangers and the Ulster Defence Regiment. For enquiries during the closure period please contact the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum.

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Collection details

Weapons and War

Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment
Northern Ireland




028 3752 2911

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