Monthly meetings of the RIYC Military History Group take place in the Drawing Room at 19.30hrs and all Members and their guest are welcome. There is an optional supper in the dining room following same at 20.45hrs. Cost €20 main course and a glass of wine. Reservations to or online.


Upcoming dates are:

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - The Peninsular War with Des Cummins 

The Peninsular War was the only time that British Troops fought Napoleon on land in Europe. The campaign from 1807 to 1814 was dubbed the Spanish Ulcer by Napoleon for tying down as many as 350,000 troops and was a major contributor to his disastrous defeat in Russia. We examine Arthur Wesley’s strategy and the building of the Lines of Torres Vedras. Wesley was born in Dublin in April 1769 at Merrion St. 

Time: 19:30hrs sharp in the Drawing Room followed by the Military History Group’s Annual Dinner. Cost €40 per person for set three course dinner. Members and their guests welcome. Bookings in advance to or online.


All members welcome, more details available from Winifred McCourt or 087 2446004