Following on from the successful launch of the Cork Branch in the summer of 2011 and the interest shown in forming a branch at the Genealogy Show at he RDS in October 2011, the Dublin Branch of the Western Front Association was inaugurated at Collins Barracks on 25 February, 2012.
We aim to provide a focal point, along with our sister branches in Cork and Belfast, for all those in Ireland who have an interest in the Great War of 1914-18, and to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries during the conflict.
Through the work of the Association we do not seek to justify or glorify war. We are not a re-enactment society, nor are we commercially motivated. We are entirely non-political. The object of The Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War.
The Branch meets on the third Saturday of the month (except August and sometimes March, depending on when St. Patrick's Day falls) in the Lecture Theatre at Collins Barracks. We aim to provide a programme of quality speakers to cater for a wide range of interests in the Great War - from the battlefields to the home front, from the conduct of armies to the personal experience of individuals. Our focus is not limited to a specific branch of the armed forces, to a specific theatre of war nor simply to the British and Empire involvement.
We welcome anyone with an interest in the Great War, whether you are a WFA member or not. You will receive a warm, friendly reception and meet people with a common interest in the Great War, with whom you can share experience and information, as well as benefiting from high quality speakers.