About Irish Life

“Irish Life” was a newspaper which was published in Dublin in the early 20th Century. At the outbreak of the First World War, The newspaper published a supplement called “Our Heroes”, from which this database takes its name, and also publicised the principal events of the war in which Irish regiments were engaged.

The supplement contained 1,600 photographs and biographical notes of officers in Irish regiments and of Irish officers of British regiments who fell in action, or who were mentioned for distinguished conduct from 1914 to 1918.