The Irish Veterans Museum

The Irish Veterans Museum is a charitable organization based out of Kinsale, Co Cork. This exhibition contains the only Medal of Honor on display outside the United States and details the extraordinary stories of the Irish Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest award of valor in action that can be bestowed upon a member of the armed forces of the United States.

Amazingly, as of March 14th 2018, at least 258 Irish-born servicemen have received the Medal of Honor. This exhibition tells the stories of the brave Irishmen who received this award over the past 155 years.

Newly on display are pieces of glass and metal from the debris of 9/11 ground-zero site at the World Trade Center.


Did you know?

Over 3,500 Medals

Since 1893, over 3,500 medals have been awarded.

2,100 Irish Heritage

It is estimated that over 2,100 have been awarded to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines of Irish heritage.

258 Irish Born

As of March 14th 2018, at least 258 Irish-born servicemen have received the Medal of Honor.

Important things to note

Below you will find useful information to plan your trip

We are located next to The White House in Kinsale town. We are in the same building as Gift Ireland.

The address is: The Glen, Kinsale, Co Cork.


By Donation. The Irish Veterans Museum is a charity and we run on donations.

All donations are greatly accepted.

You do not have to book ahead. Simply check our opening hours and arrive.

We are open everyday from 10:30 am to 5 pm.

Irish Veterans

The mission of Irish Veterans is fourfold:

Historical Research: To study Irish men and women who saw military service around the world, and explore the impact of conflict on Irish and Irish diaspora communities.

Heritage Centre: To establish a permanent heritage centre, museum and memorial dedicated to exploring these stories.

Research Centre: To create a location where such information and documentation can be gathered and stored, and made accessible to researchers, students and members of the public.

Members Association: To establish and administer a global Irish Veterans members’ association.


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