The Glen @ 125


2024 is the 125th Anniversary of the First Shot fired in the Artillery Range, Glen Imaal, County Wicklow, Ireland.

To mark the occasion, the Artillery Club has commissioned a paper, titled The Glen @ 125 which captures extracts from print media, An tÓglách, An Cosantóir and publications, regarding the First Shot fired by the Royal Artillery on 23 May 1899 and the First Shot fired by the Artillery Corps on 01 September 1925.  For completeness, Key Events and Recollections associated with The Glen are also included.

Researched and compiled by Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd), the paper is dedicated to all personnel of The Artillery Corps, past and present, who deployed to the Glen Imaal for live firing exercised, and to those who supported them in the field, including the Ordnance Corps, Medical Corps and Air Corps.

To read the Artillery Club’s paper titled “Glen Imaal – 125 Years On” please click here: Glen Imaal – 125 Years On (PP 23 May 24)

Link to the Artillery Club’s website’s photo album The Glen @ 125: