The Artillery Club, on the centenary of the formal establishment of the Artillery Corps on 23 March, 1923, salutes our gunners of all ranks who have served Ireland with distinction, both at home and overseas since. We also acknowledge our predecessors sacrifice in the service of Ireland.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Artillery Club, the “History of the Artillery Club 1973 – 2023” endeavours to provide an insight into our activities arising from our stated mission and associated objectives.  This history was compiled by Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd), supported by members of the Club’s Committee.

Launching the History, on 10 May 2023, the Club’s President Colonel Patrick White availed of the  opportunity of commending the service of our Past Presidents, our Honorary Members, and our former and serving Officers and Committee Members including elected Auditors.  Likewise, the Club acknowledges the encouragement and assistance provided by the Director of Combat Support, the Artillery School, 1 Brigade Artillery Regiment and 2 Brigade Artillery Regiment.

The following topics are covered in this History of the Artillery Club:

  • Establishment, Past Presidents, Mission, Objectives, Membership, Honorary Membership, Recipients of The Military Medal for Gallantry and The Distinguished Service Medal, Roll of Honour,
  • Governance and Rules, Committee, Current Focus, Communications Framework, Website, Partnership with other Military Clubs, Merchandise,
  • Gunner James Magee, Curragh Military Museum,
  • Projects, Activities, Foreign Field Trips, Field Trips in Ireland,
  • State and Defence Forces Ceremonies, Annual Golf Competition, Annual Disbanded Units’ Mass,
  • Gala Dinner 90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Artillery Corps, Passchendaele Gun Salute, Gala Dinner 95th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Artillery Corps, 90th Anniversary Parade Reserve Defence Forces,
  • 60th Anniversary of 2 Air Defence Battery, Defence Forces 1916 Commemorative Medal, and Hall of Heroes Collins Barracks Cork.

Click here for Link to the Club’s HistoryHistory of the Artillery Club 1973 to 2023 (10 May 23)

The Artillery Club will continue to support the preservation of our Corps legacy and distinctive traditions, promote professional excellence, and provide a focal point for remembrance and camaraderie, in order to encourage and foster our unique Artillery Esprit de Corps.