Artillery Preserved in Ireland – Harold A. Skaarup

Major Harold A. Skaarup BFA MA CD  (Retd), the author of this particular website, has kindly provided permission to the Artillery Club to post a link to his site on the Club’s website.

Harold has also compiled similar websites titled: Artillery Preserved in Mexico, Artillery Preserved in New England, Artillery Preserved in Portugal, and Artillery Preserved in Canada.  He is actively involved in the New Brunswick Military History Museum.

His publications include Shelldrake: Canadian Artillery Museums and Gun Monuments (2012) and Out of Darkness – Light: A History of Canadian Intelligence (2005).  

Harold’s ancestor, Richard Longville Peed came from Ballyshannon, and departed Ireland for Canada in 1832,

Major Skaarup served with the Canadian Forces as an Army Intelligence Officer, retiring in August 2011.  During his 40 years of service, he was a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and served three tours with the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team “The Skyhawks”.

Harold served with Defence Forces personnel in SFOR Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and  with ISAF in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The aim of the Artillery Preserved in Ireland website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Ireland.

Many contributors have assisted Harold in locating guns and the providing him with the information contained in the web pages.

Unless otherwise credited, photographs are by the author (Harold A. Skarup).  Any errors found in the web pages are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Ireland would be most welcome, and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

To access the website please click on Artillery Preserved in Ireland