This memorial is dedicated to the Irishmen and Irishwoman who served in Southeast Asia during the period of 1959 through 1975. Those who were lost are listed.


We express our heartfelt gratitude for the service and sacrifice of those above and to their families, loved ones, and the Irish nation.

That over 2,500 Irish Citizens served in allied military forces during the Viet Nam War, and that 29 of them, including one woman, an Irish nurse, lost their lives in that conflict.

These young Irish men and women served in the United States, and the Australian as well as with Air America and the Canadian Military assigned to UN peace keeping operations and United States Agency for International Development.

Irish Citizens who were living in the United States and had reached the age of 18, were subject to the military draft. Many volunteered for military service to support their adopted county, others were drafted. Both served with great distinction and were decorated for their valor and sacrifice.

The Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed exclusively to honor and memorialize their service and sacrifice and to express our heartfelt gratitude to these Irish Citizens, their families and loved ones.

To this end, the Irish Viet Nam Veterans memorial Project has been established to erect a memorial in the Town of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. The memorial will list the names of those Irish citizens who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

In December 2012, the Ennis Town Council, unanimously approved our proposal to erect a memorial honoring those Irish men and women who served and listing by name those who gave their lives. Ennis has recently began the design solicitation.

We are now actively seeking sponsors and financial supporters to enable us to complete this worthy project.

If you are interested in endorsing the effort, being a sponsor or making a contribution, please send us an email and/or make a contribution through our website: http://www.ivnvmp.org orhttp://www.theirishvietnamveteransmemorialproject.org or send a check to IVNVMP, PO Box 90592, Alexandria, VA 22309.

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Endorsements

Vietnam Veterans of America

"VVA Incorporated hereby endorses the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the town of Ennis County Clare, Ireland to honor the sacrifice of those Irish Citizens who served with U.S. Forces in Vietnam."

Virgina State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America

At its state meeting in May the Virginia State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America endorsed the Irish Viet Nam Veteran Memorial Project and encouraged its members to actively support the project.

Congressman Moran wholeheartedly endorses the Irish Viet Nam Veteran Memorial Project.

Major Supporters

Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant and Pub, Alexandria, VA

NYPD Emerald Society

On June 29, 2013, NYPD Emerald Society made a generous donation.

VVA Chapter 242, Chicago

The first VVA Chapter to step up. Go Chicago.

Jim Langley
Anita Watson
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Matthew A Carroll
Irish American Society of Tidewater
Aileen Reilly


March 18, 2014
Reflections
December 16, 2013
Photograph of Display at Winter Solstice Craft Show
September 26, 2013
We have returned from Ennis where a design was selected. See Whats Happening.
September 10, 2013 - September 11, 2013
Schedule for Design Selection in Ennis
September 7, 2013
Mr Matthew Carroll and mr brian mcdonnell will travel to Ennis to participate in the selection process for the memorial design.
July 25, 2013
Congressman Moran endorsed the Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project.
June 6, 2013
Irish Echo publishes a letter to the editor requesting support of the project.
June 6, 2013
We were recently contacted by Mike Walsh who has photographed and documented over 400 memorial in the US. Check out his site “A Means to Heal”
June 4, 2013
"Memorial for Irish-born who died during Vietnam War planned for Ireland" by Michelle K. Smith in Irish Central.
May 2013
At its state meeting in May the Virginia State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America endorsed the Irish Viet Nam Veteran Memorial Project and encouraged its members to actively support the project.
May/June 2013
The Vietnam Veterans of America magazine "Veteran" announces the Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project in the May/June issue and encourages the support of its members.
April 30, 2013
We are approved! IVNVMP is excited to announce The IRS has approved IVNVMP's 501(c)(3) status, effective January 17, 2013.
April 19, 2013
On Friday, April 19 a conference call was held with Ennis Town Council officials to discuss the project. It was a highly productive discussion. All parties agreed to that the timeline for the installation of the monument needed to be revised. Ennis staff is reviewing the timeline and will be providing a proposed timeline which will accommodate the requirements of all parties.
April 4, 2013
Ennis County Council issues solicitation for design competition
March 17, 2013
Free Lance Star interviews Matthew Carroll of IVNVMP.
February 26, 2013
Conference Call meeting between members of IVNVMP and members of the city of Ennis Arts Council
Jan-Feb 2013
AOH,National Hibernian Digest, Jan-Feb Edition-Reports on the project.
December 13, 2012

The Clare Champion, reports Ennis City Council unanimously supports memorial.

December 7, 2012

Independent reports "Ennis Town Council confirms plans to erect memorial."


2013 The Gathering
November 7-11, 2013
The Ennis Trad Festival