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Calendar of Events.


Sunday 15th March - St Patrick's Day Parade, Connaught House.

1000 - Form Up.

1030 - On Parade.

Further details to follow.

Saturday 13th June - AGM/Annual Reunion Lunch, Connaught House.

1130 - AGM.

1300 - Reunion Lunch.

Booking details will be sent out with the 2015 Emerald.

Sunday 14th June - Combined Irish Regiments' Parade, Whitehall.

1000 - Form Up.

1030 - On Parade.

Details to be confirmed later.

Saturday 11th July, 2015 - The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying,

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin.

A LIRAssn group will attend.

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September - 100th Anniversary Commemorative Visit to Loos.

Booking details can be found here.

You can view a link to the story of Loos-en-Gohelle during the First World War here.




Sunday 8th November - Remembrance Sunday.


Saturday 14th November - Lord Mayor's Show, 800th Anniversary Parade.


Saturday 5th December - Regimental Foundation Day.


Sunday 6th December - Stormberg Day Parade.



27th February.

13th June.

4th September.


- The London Irish Rifles celebrate St Patrick's Day (on the nearest Sunday to March 17th) when shamrock is distributed to men of' D Company, the Regimental Association and the Army Cadet Force detachments.

- In either May or June, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regimental Association is held and this is followed by an Annual Reunion Lunch. All members are welcome to attend the AGM and join the luncheon.

- In the middle of June, on the day after 'Trooping of the Colour', members of D Company, the Regimental Association and the Pipes and Drums march at the Combined Irish Regiments' parade and service of remembrance in Whitehall.

- On Loos Sunday in September (the nearest Sunday to September 25th), we remember the outstanding courage that the Regiment displayed during the Great War, and in particular when the London Irish showed their character and determination at the Battle of Loos. Whilst advancing under fire across open ground in gas masks, London Irishmen kicked a football between them all the way to the enemy trenches.

- There is always a parade at Connaught House on Remembrance Sunday. In addition, The Field of Poppies outside Westminster Abbey includes a section remembering men of the London Irish Rifles.

- Each year, in November (usually, the day before Remembrance Sunday), you can see the Regimental Association Band and D Company march through the City of London along with the London Regiment as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.  The Army Cadet Force are also in attendance.

- In December, our Northern Ireland branch take part in a Remembrance event at Belfast City Hall to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Stormberg, which took place at the start of the Boer War in 1899.

Other events are arranged at shorter notice, and you will find updated details here on this web site.