Monthly meetings of the RIYC Military History Group take place in the Drawing Room at 19.30hrs and all Members and their guest are welcome. There is an optional supper in the dining room following same at 20.45hrs. Cost €20 main course and a glass of wine. Reservations to or online.


Upcoming dates are:

Thursday 27th February 2020

Annual Dinner and lecture: The battle of Aughrim, 1691 with Dr. Harman Murtagh.
Following on his talk on the battle of the Boyne last October, Dr Murtagh will discuss the final phase of the War of The Kings in Ireland (1689-91). His main focus will be on the battle of Aughrim in County Galway, which involved 40,000 combatants. Many nationalities were involved, but the majority were Irish. It was a close-fought and dramatic contest, with more casualties than any other military engagement in Irish history. Effectively it decided the outcome of the war, with consequences that remain up to the present day.  

Time: 19:30hrs sharp in the Drawing Room followed by the Military History Group’s Annual Dinner. Cost €40 per person for set three course dinner. Members and their guests welcome. Bookings in advance to or online.

Wednesday 25th March 2020
Wellington in the Peninsular War with Des Cummins 
RIYC Member, Des Cummins will return with an illustrated lecture on Wellington’s Peninsular War and his six-year victorious campaign against Napoleon’s Army. Further details to follow.

All members welcome, more details available from Winifred McCourt or 087 2446004