World War I Tours
On the Trail of the Irish Soldier
Joe Walsh Tours in association with Military Heritage Tours is proud to offer Irish families the opportunity to honour the many fallen Irish soldier – your grandfathers – by visiting the battlefields, cemeteries and museums associated with where they fought and fell during the Great War – the World War I (1914-1918).
During WWI 230,000 Irishmen volunteered for service in the British Army. The Ypres Salient and the Somme bear testimony to these men and many thousands of Irish graves and memorials here remember these Irish soldiers, 50,000 of whom were killed. Our Military & Heritage tours present the history of the Great War from the perspective of the Irish soldiers and focuses on their contribution to the allied forces.
Guided by retired Irish Army Officers – Captain Donal Buckley & Colonel Dick Heaslip, these tours are pitched both at the novice, the expert and those who wish to visit family graves and war memorials of interest.
Private family tours are also available. Please contact our experienced specialists today and we will tailor-make a private heritage tour to accommodate your family’s special requests.