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After some research I have come up with a list of all the major Irish troop contributions to overseas service. It is a work in progress and I hope to complete all missions in the future. This I hope will be a valuable source of information for families researching military service as I have were possible provided the dates when the unit was deployed.

The list is a true testament of the contribution the Irish Defence Forces makes to World Peace and a reflection of the country in general. Well done to all the thousands of Men and Women who have served with the following units, not forgetting the ones who lost their lives in the service of peace. May this tradition of Peacekeeping continue into the future.

If you have more information or dates on units that served overseas please let me know.

An Bonn ChosantΣirν SiochΑna na Nαisiϊn Aontaithe
The United Nations Peacekeepers Medal


 

Congo (ONUC)

•32nd Infantry Battalion - Jul 1960 – Jan 1961
•33rd Infantry Battalion - Aug 1960 – Jan 1961
•34th Infantry Battalion - Jan 1960 – Jul 196
•1st Infantry Group – May 1961 – Nov 1961
•35th Infantry Battalion – Jun 1961 – Dec 1961
•36th Infantry Battalion – Dec 1961 – May 1962
•37th Infantry Battalion – May 1962 – Nov 1962
•2nd Armd Car Sqn – Nov 1962 – Apr 1963
•38th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1962 – Apr 1963
•3rd Armd Car Sqn – Apr 1963 – Oct 1963
•39th Infantry Battalion - Apr 1963 – Oct 1963
•2nd Infantry Group – Nov 1963 – Jun 1964

Primary Locations: Kivu Provence, Elizabethville, Jadoville.

Personnel Served: 6191 cumulative missions

Fatalities : 26
 

Cyprus (UNFICYP)  

• 40th Infantry Battalion – Apr 1964 – Oct1964
• 3rd Infantry Group – Jul 1964 – Dec 1964
• 41st Infantry Battalion - Oct 1964 – Mar 1965
• 4th Infantry Group – Jan 1965 – June 1965
• 42nd Infantry Battalion – Apr 1965 – Sep 1965
• 5th Infantry Group - Oct 1965 – Mar1966
• 6th Infantry Group – Apr 1966 – Sep 1966
• 7th Infantry Group- Oct 1966 – Mar 1967
• 8th Infantry Group – Mar 1967 – Sep 1967
• 9th Infantry Group - Oct 1967 – Mar 1968
• 10th Infantry Group – Mar 1968 – Sep 1968
• 11th Infantry Group – Aug 1968 – Mar 1969
• 12th Infantry Group – Mar 1969 – Sep 1969
• 13th Infantry Group – Sep 1969 – Apr 1970
• 18th Infantry Group – Mar 1970 – Oct 1970
• 19th Infantry Group – Sep 1970 – Apr 1971
• 20th Infantry Group – Apr 1971 – Oct 1971
• 21st Infantry Group – Oct 1971 – Apr 1972
• 22nd Infantry Group – Apr 1972 – Oct 1972
• 23th Infantry Group – Oct 1972 – Apr 1973
• 24th Infantry Group – Apr 1973 – Oct 1973
• 25th Infantry Group – Oct 1973 – Dec 1973

Primary Locations: Lefka & Morphu Districts, Famagusta, Larnaca.

Personnel Served: 9655 cumulative missions

Fatalities : 9
 

Lebanon (UNIFIL)

• 43rd Infantry Battalion – May 1978 – Oct 1978
• 44th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1978 – Apr 1979
• 45th Infantry Battalion – May 1979 – Oct 1979
• 46th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1979 – Apr 1980
• 47th Infantry Battalion – May 1980 – Oct 1980
• 48th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1980 – Apr 1981
• 49th Infantry Battalion – May 1981 – Oct 1981
• 50th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1981 – Apr 1982
• 51st Infantry Battalion – May 1982 – Oct 1982
• 52nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1982 – Apr 1983
• 53rd Infantry Battalion – May 1983 – Oct 1983
• 54th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1983 – Apr 1984
• 55th Infantry Battalion – May 1984 – Oct 1984
• 56th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1984 – Apr 1985
• 57th Infantry Battalion – May 1985 – Oct 1985
• 58th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1985 – Apr 1986
• 59th Infantry Battalion – May 1986 – Oct 1986
• 60th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1986 – Apr 1987
• 61st Infantry Battalion – May 1987 – Oct 1987
• 62nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1987 – Apr 1988
• 63rd Infantry Battalion – May 1988 – Oct 1988
• 64th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1988 – Apr 1989
• 65th Infantry Battalion – May 1989 – Oct 1989
• 66th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1989 – Apr 1990
• 67th Infantry Battalion – May 1990 – Oct 1990
• 68th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1990 – Apr 1991
• 69th Infantry Battalion – May 1991 – Oct 1991
• 70th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1991 – Apr 1992
• 71st Infantry Battalion – May 1992 – Oct 1992
• 72nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1992 – Apr 1993
• 73rd Infantry Battalion – May 1993 – Oct 1993
• 74th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1993 – Apr 1994
• 75th Infantry Battalion – May 1994 – Oct 1994
• 76th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1994 – Apr 1995
• 77th Infantry Battalion – May 1995 – Oct 1995
• 78th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1995 – Apr 1996
• 79th Infantry Battalion – May 1996 – Oct 1996
• 80th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1996 – Apr 1997
• 81st Infantry Battalion – May 1997 – Oct 1997
• 82nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1997 – Apr 1998
• 83rd Infantry Battalion – May 1998 – Oct 1998
• 84th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1998 – Apr 1999
• 85th Infantry Battalion – May 1999 – Oct 1999
• 86th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1999 – Apr 2000
• 87th Infantry Battalion – May 2000 – Oct 2000
• 88th Infantry Battalion – Nov 2000 – Apr 2001
• 89th Infantry Battalion – May 2001 – Oct 2001
• 34th Infantry Group – Oct 2006 – Apr 2007
• 26th Infantry Group – Apr 2007 – Oct 2007
• 104th Infantry Battalion – May 2011 – Nov 2011
• 105th Infantry Battalion – Nov 2011 – May 2012
• 106th Infantry Battalion – May 2012 – Nov 2012

Primary Locations: Tibnin, Naqoura, Haris, Haddathah, Bayt Yarun, Tulin, Braachit,   Alyatun

Personnel Served: 32,000 cumulative missions

Fatalities : 47
 

Somalia (UNOSOM II)


• 1st Tpt Coy – Aug 1993 – Feb 1994
• 2nd Tpt Coy – Mar 1994 – Aug 1994

Primary Locations: Mogadishu, Baidoa.

Personnel Served: 177

Fatalities : 0
 

East Timor (INTERFET - UNTAET – UNMISET)

• 1st IRCON (ARW)
• 2nd IRCON (ARW)
• 3rd IRCON (2nd Inf Bn)
• 4th IRCON (12th Inf Bn)
• 5th IRCON (4th Inf Bn)
• 6th IRCON (5th Inf Bn)
• 7th IRCON (28th Inf Bn)
• 8th IRCON (1st Inf Bn)
• 9th IRCON (6th Inf Bn)


Primary Locations: Dili, Taroman, Suai, Darwin.

Personnel Served: 318

Fatalities : 1
 

Kosovo (KFOR)

• 1 Tpt Coy – Oct 1999 – Apr 2000
• 2 Tpt Coy – Apr 2000 – Oct 2000
• 3 Tpt Coy – Oct 2000 – Apr 2001
• 4 Tpt Coy – Apr 2001 – Oct 2001
• 5 Tpt Coy – Oct 2001 – Apr 2002
• 6 Tpt Coy - Apr 2002 – Oct 2002
• 7 Tpt Coy – Oct 2002 – Apr 2003
• 8 Tpt Coy – Apr 2003 – Oct 2003
• 27 Inf Gp – Oct 2003 – Apr 2004
• 28 Inf Gp – Apr 2004 – Oct 2004
• 29 Inf Gp – Oct 2004 – Apr 2005
• 30 Inf Gp – Apr 2005 – Oct 2005
• 31 Inf Gp – Oct 2005 – Apr 2006
• 32 Inf Gp - Apr 2006 – Oct 2006
• 33 Inf Gp – Oct 2006 – Apr 2007
• 35 Inf Gp - Apr 2007 – Oct 2007
• FN KFOR – Aug 2007 – Aug 2008 (Lead Nation - MNFC)
• 37 Inf Gp - Oct 2007 – Apr 2008
• 38 Inf Gp – Apr 2008 – Oct 2008
• 39 Inf Gp - Oct 2008 – Apr 2009
• 40 Inf Gp – Apr 2009 – Oct 2009
• 41 Inf Gp – Oct 2009 – Apr 2010
• 42 Inf Gp – Apr 2010 – Oct 2010

 

Primary Locations: Pristina, Lipljan,

Personnel Served: ???

Fatalities : 0

 

Eritrea (UNMEE)

• 1 Guard Con Nov 2001 – Apr 2002
• 2 Guard Con Apr 2002 – Nov 2002
• 3 Guard Con Nov 2002 – Apr 2003

Primary Locations: Asmara

Personnel Served: 630

Fatalities : 0
 

Afghanistan (ISAF)

• 1st IRCON
• 2nd IRCON
• 3rd IRCON
• 4th IRCON
• 5th IRCON
• 6th IRCON
• 7th IRCON
• 8th IRCON
• 9th IRCON
• 10th IRCON
• 11th IRCON
• 12th IRCON
• 13th IRCON
• 14th IRCON
• 15th IRCON
• 16th IRCON
• 17th IRCON
• 18th IRCON
• 19th IRCON
• 20th IRCON
• 21st IRCON – Mar 2010 – Aug 2010
• 22nd IRCON– Sep 2010 – Feb 2011
• 23rd IRCON – Mar 2011 – Aug 2011
• 24th IRCON– Sep 2011 –  Feb 2012
• 25rd IRCON – Mar 2012 – Aug 2012
 

Primary Locations: Kabul

Personnel Served: 174

Fatalities : 0
 

Liberia (UNMIL)

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90th Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - Nov 2003-May 2004
• 91st Infantry Battalion (2 Eastern Brigade) - May 2004-Nov 2004
• 92nd Infantry Battalion (1 Southern Brigade) - Nov 2004-May 2005
• 93rd Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - May 2005-Nov 2005
• 94th Infantry Battalion (2 Eastern Brigade) - Nov 2005-May 2006
• 95th Infantry Battalion (1 Southern Brigade) - May 2006-Nov 2006
• 96th Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - Nov 2006-May 2007

Primary Locations: Monrovia

Personnel Served: 2745

Fatalities : 1
 

Chad (EUFOR Chad/CAR – MINURCAT)

• 97th Infantry Battalion - June 2008-Oct 2008
• 98th Infantry Battalion - Oct 2008-Jan 2009
• 99th Infantry Battalion - Jan 2009-May 2009
• 100th Infantry Battalion - May 2009-Oct 2009
• 101st Infantry Battalion - Oct 2009-Jan 2010
• 102nd Infantry Battalion - Jan 2010-May 2010

Primary Locations: Goz Beida/Abeche/N’Djamena

Personnel Served: ????

Fatalities : 0