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Irish Regiment of Canada
Active 1915
Country Canada
Type Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Sudbury, Ontario.
Role infantry
Engagements The Great War: Arras 1917 '18, Hill 70, Ypres 1917, Amiens, Scarpe 1918, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1917-18; The Second World War: Liri Valley, Melfa Crossing, Gothic Line, Montecchio, Coriano, Lamone Crossing, Fosso Munio, Conventello-Comacchio, Italy 1943-1945, IJsselmeer, Delfzijl Pocket, North-West Europe 1945
Decorations .

2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Sudbury, Ontario. The 1st Battalion was reduced to nil strength and placed on the Supplemental Order of Battle on 31 December 1964.

The Irish regiment was originally founded in 1915 with headquarters in Toronto. The modern incarnation was formed in Sudbury in 1965 by the conversion of the 58th Field Regiment RCA.

In 1931 they became the only kilted Irish Regiment in the world with the adoption of their own unique tartan often called "O'Saffron" designed by Thomas Gordon Ltd. of Glasgow. (Irish regiments in the British Army utilise kilted pipers wearing a solid-coloured saffron kilt.) They also share the caubeen headdress common to other Irish regiments.

Battle honours


  •  United Kingdom - The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd, 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)

Irish Regiment of Canada Regimental Museum

Irish Regiment of Canada Regimental Museum
Location Sudbury Armoury, 333 Riverside Drive, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Type Regimental Museum

The museum provides a safe place to exhibit The Irish Regiment of Canada memorabilia dating from the First World War. It provides a venue for veterans and others who wish to donate service memorabilia for exposition. The museum is a venue to exhibit service memorabilia after the First World War including the United Nations Operations – Korea – 1950-1953 and peacekeeping operations. It is a venue to educate Northern Ontario citizens about the Canadian Forces, in particular the local militia units, to appreciate their roles and the necessity to support them.[1]

Order of precedence

Preceded by
The Royal Montreal Regiment
2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada Succeeded by
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)


  1. A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03

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