If you have an interest in Irish Military History or in the Napoleonic age we invite you to join us, in a new and exciting project: to recreate the 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot as it appeared in the years 1806 to 1812. This regiment of Irishmen spent twenty-three and a half years overseas, fighting in Egypt, India, Ile de Bourbon, Ceylon, and as marines aboard men-of war. Originally recruited from Leinster and other parts of Ireland the regiment won fame as the "Irish Giants" and "Bourbon Heroes". In 1812 it was retitled as the Royal County Down Regiment.
Over the next eight years we’ll be taking the regiment to fight at the biggest battles in Spain and Portugal for the Peninsular War and we’ll be there to represent thousands of fallen Irishmen on the battlefield of Waterloo in 2015. Join now for all the 200th Anniversary gigs.
We intend to recreate the 86th with a high standard of drill and historical accuracy to portray the Irish soldier as he fought all over the world in the 19th century. As a member of the 86th you'll be an ambassador all over Ireland and Europe for our great martial heritage.
Interested in joining?
The 86th is one of the eras of history portrayed by Lord Edward's Own based in Monasterevin Co. Kildare.
Take a look at http://kildare.ie/monasterevin-historic ... ctment.htm