World War I Battlefields
Visiting the World War battlefields and monuments that pay tribute to those who fought is a thought-provoking experience that will boost student interest and deepen their understanding of European history.
Our programme is in association with Captain Donal Buckley who is the top authority in Ireland on Military history in Ireland and all over the world.
World War I Battlefield Tours
During the Great War 230,000 Irishmen volunteered for service in the British Army. The Ypres Salient and the Somme bear testimony to these men and many thousands of Irish graves and memorials here remember these Irish soldiers, 50,000 of whom were killed. Our Military Heritage tours present the history of the Great War from the perspective of the Irish soldiers and focuses on their contribution to the allied forces.
The 16th Irish Division and the 36th Ulster Division fought on the Somme battlefields in 1916 before heading towards the Ypres Salient area, where they were engaged alongside each other at the battles of Messines and Langemarck, in June and August 1917 respectively.
More Military Tours:
*War of Independence & Civil War*The Troubles in Dublin 1916-1922*Warfare in Ireland 1649-1691*1798 The Year of the French
*From Rebellion to Holocaust to Independence
*On the Trail of the Irish Soldier in the American Civil War
Poland & Germany
*Holocaust: The Trail of Horror in Krakow, Auschwitz and Berlin
Bosnia & Croatia
*The Breakup of Yugoslavia
*The Peninsular War
For additional information and assistance with planning your next school trip, please contact one of our Schools & College Tours Specialists on 01 241 0800
or email firstname.lastname@example.org