It is 100 years since the ending of the conflict with a number of events taking place around Cork this week.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney opened the event, while the British ambassador, French ambassador and German ambassador all attended the event as did representatives of the Belgian consulate and Indian embassy as well as the Flag Officer of the Navy. The memorial room covers the period from the inception of Irish regiments over the centuries to the time of their disbandment or absorption into other regiments and is informed by the tireless work of researchers Tom Burnell and Gerry Conroy.
Volunteer committee chairman at Camden Fort Meagher Noel Condon said it’s important to mark the efforts of Irishmen in the Great War.
When the war started in August 2014, three Irish regiments, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Rifles and the Royal Irish Fusiliers were involved in the first conflicts on French soil.