Useful Links

Northern Ireland & Ireland

  1. Defence Heritage project
    To commemorate the centenary of WW1 the Department of the Environment NI launched phase 2 of the Defence Heritage Project, organising community led-engagements and a range of public events.
  2. NI Official WW1 Centenary website. 
    The official website of the Northern Ireland WW1 Centenary Committee.
  3. Decade of Centenaries 
    A Website dedicated to the programme of commemorations relating to the significant events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1922.
  4. Historic Environment Map Viewer for the Department of Communities NI.
    The map allows you to view the locations of built heritage sites from the D of C based on mapping provided by OS®NI. 
  5. Department for Communities Northern Ireland, Defence Heritage Database. 
    Provides advice on the following: How to get involved, the Defence of Britain Project, recording defence structures, recording form and project handbook.
  6. The Marine Historic Environment of NI.
    Offers official information on Northern Ireland’s inshore and offshore marine historic regions. 
  7. Northern Ireland Home Front Legacy.
    Useful link to the Council for British Archaeologies, WW1 Home Front Legacy database. Includes details of how to get involved in Northern Ireland and using the online recording tool.
  8. PRONI. 
    The Public Records Office, Northern Ireland. The official archive for Northern Ireland.
  9. Ulster Military Vehicle Club. 
    The Ulster Military Vehicle Club exists to promote the restoration, preservation and display of ex-military vehicles.
  10. Royal Irish Regiment research database.
    Provides a useful online virtual military gallery of images, maps, artefacts, events, people and their stories.
  11. National Museums Ireland 
    Events: What’s on and where – a calendar of events.
  12. Great War.
    Useful guide to the First World War battlefields and the history of the First World War.
  13. International Encyclopaedia of the First World War 1914-1918 On Line.
    Providing an extensive online virtual reference encyclopaedia of the First World War, covering all aspects of the War period.
  14. Historic Environment Division
    Historic Environment Division is responsible for Northern Ireland's defence heritage, both in its conservation and its protection.


  1. Historic England Military and Defence Heritage Site. 
    The site provides information on Historic England's current military heritage projects.  Specifically aimed at researchers of contemporary and conflict archaeology, and those interested in military heritage. 
  2. Elmet Archaeology.
    A professional archaeology company, which works closely with community groups to help them explore archaeology through project work and engagement activities including WW1, based projects.
  3. World War One – National Events Calendar led by the Imperial War Museum. 
    Includes information on current projects, local and regional partners, and presents an international programme of events and online resources.
  4. British Army Museums. 
    Help to locate your nearest army museum, research your ancestry and discover Britain’s military heritage.
  5. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. 
    Useful for researching naval collections and manuscripts.
  6. Royal British Legion. 
    Provides support for the Armed Forces community. The web page gives detail on Remembrance, how to get involved, up-coming events and news.
  7. The War Memorials Listing project
    In 2014, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Historic England embarked upon a five-year project to add 2,500 war memorials to the List.
  8. Imperial War museums
    The IWM is compiling the War Memorials Register - the comprehensive national register of UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate. We currently hold records for almost 70,000 memorials in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
  9. Council for British Archaeology's Home Front Legacy Project
    The Home Front Legacy project helps local communities identify and map the remains of the First World War (WW1) across the United Kingdom. Using the tools we provide, local people can document and preserve our stories, and vulnerable remains, for future generations.


  1. Archaeology Scotland. 
    A leading independent charity working to encourage communities, amateurs and professionals to discover, explore and enjoy Scotland's past. 
  2. RCAHMS. 
    By Historic Environment Scotland, the public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. Provides information on, archives and researching; grants and funding and advice and support. 
  3. The Stobs Military Camp, Scottish Borders Project. 
    Useful for those interested in the archaeology of the military landscape; including the military training landscape and POW camp.


  1. Project Zero.
    Led by History Matters, Wales. Developing and encouraging a greater understanding of the use of the Airship during the First World War period. 
  2. The national library of Wales 
    The National Library of Wales and the First World War
  3. Wales Remembers 
    The official site for information on how Wales will mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales. It provides a focal point for information on the latest news, projects, events and signposting services for the programme of commemoration, which will take place in Wales from 2014 to 2018.
  4. People's Collection Wales 
    People’s collection Wales, quick and easy access to the rich heritage of Wales. Drawing together the digital collections of the main heritage institutions in Wales, alongside content from smaller museums, archives and libraries.
  5. Flintshire War Memorials 
    Flintshire War Memorials. A virtual memorial for the 21st century for those who died in The Great War 1914 -18 and are remembered on the war memorials of Flintshire, North Wales, UK.