Are you interested in the Great War?
Are you interested in the part played by Irish
men and women in the war to end all wars?
Are you an amateur WW1 historian or
collector of WW1 artefacts?
Would you like to wear an authentic uniform
as worn by the men and women of the
Would you like to learn how to march, drill
and function like the men and women of
Would you like to take part in public living
Are you reasonably fit and healthy?
Can you attend at least two events and one
training weekend during the display season?
Do you want to join a group of like-minded
Great War enthusiasts who aim to perpetuate
and honour the memory of all Irish men and
women that served in WW1?
In the first instance, please register your interest by sending an email to us with your contact details and particular area of interest at:
The Society own a limited number of uniforms that can be borrowed by new members if the appropriate sizes are available. However, all members are expected to purchase their own uniforms and kit in due course. There are a number of WW1 replica uniform suppliers available and new members are advised to compare prices and delivery costs before buying. A few regular retailers that attend the same events as the IGWS may be able to supply uniform sets at reasonable prices.
The basic uniform will consist of the following;
d). Puttees (leg wraps)
e). Collarless shirt
f). Black boots
h). Trench cap or SD Cap (Stiff cap)
Other useful items;
a). Webbing belt
b). Leather belt (Walking out/Dress belt)
c). 'Grey-back' collarless shirt.
d). SD braces (White)
e). Bayonet frog.
For your guidance, we have included a just few clothing/uniform suppliers for you to look at;
The above list isn't exhaustive and there are many other suppliers available.
The Irish Great War Society (IGWS) is a non-descriminatory and a non-sectarian society. It's sole aim is to perpetuate and honour the memory of the Irish men and women from all over the island of Ireland that served and made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War through living history displays.