Memorials & Drop-in Centres

IUNVA Memorial Garden Mount Temple Road Arbour Hill Dublin

The UN Memorial Garden was officially opened by President, Mary McAleese, on 8 November 1998. The Remembrance Wall is dedicated to the Irish citizens who died in service of the United Nations with names inscribed on the Memorial.

On 29 May, for International Peacekeepers Day, the Minister of Defence usually lays a wreath at the UN Memorial. It is attended by members of IUNVA, Irish Defence Forces, ONET, RACO, Other Veteran Organisations and is open to the public. This site is also home to IUNVA HQ and Post 1.


Visitors to 1916 Remembrance Garden may also visit our HQ, who with the courtesy of Post 1 will be given a guided tour and visit our museum on site.

Post 19 IUNVA Letterkenny

IUNVA has two memorials in Letterkenny Co. Donegal, One is located in the town park and the second one in Conwell Cemetery, which is situated approxametly 1.5 Kilometres out of Letterkenny to church road.

Both memorials are maintained and cared for by the members of Post 19 IUNVA based in Letterkenny.Conwell is the newest one and the memorial in the parked was renovated recently(2020)

Post 20 IUNVA Mullingar

Mullingar home of 4 FA Regt and many veterans of UN service, this memorial is a symbol of their sacrifice to the cause of peace and devotion to duty.

Post 15 Cavan

Irish United Nations Veterans Association Memorial in Cavan

Post 29 Carlow

In 2007, the members of Post 29 Carlow decided that they would erect a small monument to their comrades who gave their lives for peace while serving with the United Nations overseas. This was done and on Sunday 9th September 2007 the UN memorial was unveiled by Mr. Liam Murphy, the then Vice-Present of IUNVA.

Then in the end of 2014 it was decided to upgrade the monument so that all of the names of our falling comrades could be inscribed on granite slabs. This was completed by the summer of 2015.

On Sunday the 5th July 2015 our upgraded monument was unveiled by Mr. Michael Butler, the then National Chairman of IUNVA.

The site where our memorial is situated is in the grounds of the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow. This was donated by Fr. Tom Little, Parish Priest from the Askea Parish.

The design of our monument was decided by the members of Post 29.

The work on the monument wall was carried out by Mr. Eddie Kelly and Hugh Kelly, Carlow. The granite slabs and inscriptions of all the names was carried out by Mr. Matt Doyle, Carlow.

Post 27 Portlaoise

Memorial Millview Park, Portlaoise – Designed by Archie Raeside R.I.P.

Wexfords United Nations Memorial

Co Wexfords United Nations Memorial is located in the grounds of the National 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy.

The Opening Ceremony for the Memorial was held by Post 3 Wexford, Post 28 Gorey and Post 31 Enniscorthy on Sunday 27th October 2013.

If you are in the area call in and reflect for a moment and while there call in to the National 1798 Centre, well worth a visit, you can also have a cup of coffee or lunch.

If you contact us before you visit we might be available to join you for a chat.


Other Memorials

The National Memorial

The National Memorial is a place of contemplation and remembrance, where families, relatives and members of the public can reflect on the contribution and sacrifice made by members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State.


The pyramid shape of the memorial, which was designed by Brian King, captures references to burial and is a standing testament to the dead. It also reflects the shape of a military tent. Within the pyramid, four bronze figures, representing all elements of the Defence Forces, stand guard over the eternal flame that emanates from the badge of the Defence Forces. The flame burns in perpetual memory of those members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Members of the Defence Forces who have died in service are remembered annually in July on the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Ceremonies are also held annually in all military barracks throughout the country on November 2nd, which is the traditional day of commemoration for deceased members of the Defence Forces.

A Coy 35th Infantry Battalion Congo

In honour of the Officers, NCOs and men of A Coy 35th Inf Bn United Nations Force in the Congo (ONUC) who had the misfortune to suffer so much at Jadotville in the Provence of Katanga in September 1961.


A Coy took responsibility for the UN Post at Jadotville on 3rd September. On the 9th of September they were surrounded by a large force of Katangese Gendarmerie and early on the morning of the 13th September the Company came under attack. Over the coming days until 17th September they endured almost continued attack from ground and air. Despite their courageous resistance and sustained efforts of 35 Inf Bn HQ to provide assistance A Coy were taken captive on 17th September. By this time they had no water and many had been wounded wounded.


A Coy remained in captivity until finally released on the 25th October 1961.


Their sacrifices in the service of Peace are remembered with pride.

Lieut General Dermot Early (RIP)

This memorial is dedicated to Lieut General Dermot Early DSM (RIP) Gortaganny Co. Roscommon

Post 30 will lay a wreath annually at this memorial.

Mayo Peace Park Garden of Remembrance

Mayo Remembrance & Peace Park located at Lannagh Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, was erected by Mayo Peace Park Committee.

Niemba Ambush Congo

A memorial service is held yearly in November, to honour those who died in the Niemba Ambush on 8th November 1961. The ceremony is held at this memorial in Cathal Brugha Barracks Rathmines Dublin and is organised by ONET.