The Tipperary Remembrance Arch honours Irish servicemen who died since the end of World War 2 serving in the forces of Eire, Great Britain, United States and Australia. This includes Clonmel man George Nagle who was the first Irishman to be killed in Vietnam.
Among Defence Forces personnel, honoured by the Arch includes Company Sergeant Felix Grant, the first Irish soldier to die while on active service with the United Nations and the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal.
The Tipperary Remembrance Arch also honours 59 Tipperary servicemen who died 100 years ago in October 1914, serving in units such as the Royal Irish Regiment, the Leinster Regiment, the Irish Guards, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Lancers and the Manchester Regiment.
Finally, the Arch is also dedicated to honoring the memory of those who came home from conflicts seriously injured, maimed and sick; to those who did not survive for long afterwards; and especially to those who to this day are still missing. See the full list of names here.
The Arch is the site of a special memorial service at the end of each September and the Trust Remembrance and Conference Weekend
The Tipperary Remembrance Arch helps ensure that the name Tipperary will be synonymous with the work of Peace. A piece of stone from the Arch was used to build Island of Ireland Peace Park a war memorial in Messines, Belgium.
The Tipperary Peace Convention paid tribute to the Arch for its 25th Anniversary of the Tipperary International Peace Award.. To read more click here
Read about the origins of the Tipperary Remembrance Arch as part of the history of the Tipperary Military Barracks as documented in detail by trust member Walter O’shea.
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