Welcome, from The Colonel of The Regiment

Major General Colin Weir DSO MBE Colonel Royal Irish Regiment
The Colonel of The Regiment

From: Major General C R J Weir CB DSO MBE,
Colonel The Royal Irish Regiment.

May I extend a warm welcome to the Virtual Military Gallery of The Royal Irish Regiment. You may be a past, present or even future member of our Regiment, or you may have ties to us through family or friends. You may simply have a keen interest in the history of the fighting Irish.

The Regiment is famously international in its make-up and this gallery further extends its global reach and presence. It shares our history and traditions which have evolved over three centuries of service. The spirit of the Irish soldier, his sense of humour, his tenacity and his compassion shine through the stories and images on these pages. I hope you enjoy them.

Faugh a Ballagh!