The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) was formed at a meeting in Dublin on February 10th 1990, when an interim committee was formed. The Constitution of the Organisation was ratified at the first Annual General Meeting in October of the same year. The Association has the approval of the Minister of Defence, and is non-denominational, non-political and non-sectarian. Our Constitution was legally authenticated and ratified at the Annual General Convention on 23rd September 2017.
Secretary Post 19 Gerald O'Donnell
Phone Number 086-4160532
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Membership is available to any Irish resident who has successfully completed a tour of duty with a UN Force or Organisation, whether he or she is serving or retired. Application Form VF 1 available to download from the download section, or any IUNVA Post. Completed forms to be returned to the secretary post 19, any other information please feel free to use the Get Involved link on the First and Last pages, all enquiries will be answered ASAP.
Any member of the public, serving or retired members of Defence Forces (with or without UN Service) and Reserve Defence Forces may subscribe to our Association with a payment of €25.00 per annum by payment to Post Secretary or Treasurer. All subscribers will be acknowledged and Irish United Nations Veterans Association - Veterans Badge issued.
The badge may also be purchased separately at a cost of €5.00 plus €1 .00 postage total €6.00, or contact the secretary or any Post member
The Late Michael Crossan’s wife and family wish to extend their heartfelt thank you to all of Michael’s ex comrades and service men (IUNVA, The Military Police Association, ONE, 28th Battalion Association, and RBF) who travelled to the graveyard and did the guard of honour to say goodbye to Michael on his final journey. Also thank you to the pipers, Jim and Willie, for their beautiful music and for reading the soldiers prayer at the graveside.
We were greatly moved and touched by all these tributes. Michael was always immensely proud of his service to our country and you honoured him with the respect that all veterans deserve. It was a beautiful and moving gesture that we, the family, will always treasure.
Thank you for taking the time to be there and give us yet another memory of a wonderful man. You helped make a sad day so memorable.
Derek Judge IUNVA National Vice Chairman Laying a Wreath on behalf of IUNVA National Executive
Michael Crossan Treasurer laying a Wreath on behalf of Post 19
Group picture of people attending the Wreath Laying Ceremony 24/06/2018 in Conwal Cemetery
Post 19 Letterkenny wishes to thank the groups which attended on Sun... IUNVA, ONE, 28th BN ASSOC, MILITARY POLICE ASSOC, An Garda Síochána , 28TH Battalion. The families of the late Hughie Doherty, Philip Grogan and Kevin Barrett who attended and laid wreaths at the IUNVA Memorial. A special word of thanks to the co-coordinator Daniel Toland, MC Jim O'Hagan and Parade Marshal Michael Crossan, Refreshments and Presentations took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Afterwards
Daniel Toland, Jimmy O'Neill, Brian Doherty, Michael Crossan, Helen Barrett, Sean O' Donnell, Gerald O'Donnell and Jim O'Hagan
Newspaper Clipping from 1979
Members of IUNVA Post 19 along with Post 10, Military Police Association and O.N.E present at the Presentation to Joe Quinn’s family
Private Hugh Doherty from Letterkenny Donegal
Iunva Post 19's Letterkenny Memorial In Conwal Cemetry Letterkenny Co Donegal
Iunva Post 19's Letterkenny Memorial In Mc Glinchey Park Letterkenny Co Donegal
Released on the 29/05/2020 [n commemoration of United Nations Peacekeeping Day
Full Version released 23/05/2020 courtesy of Devine Digital
Jadotville Video 35 Inf Bn.
A Short Video from John Murray National Treasurer IUNVA
Post Members represented at the Memorial and Commeration of Garda Colm Horkan, condolences to his Family and Friends from the Members of Post 19
Post 19 Chairman Jim O'Hagan playing a Lament at the Graveside of the Late Pte Hugh Doherty Letterkenny Co Donegal
Fund Raising Video from IUNVA Post 1 Arbour Hill Dublin
You can now pay your
Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
From Irish United Nations Veterans Association National Executive
Please see the link to the gofundme being organised by IUNVA in support of our friends in Tulin Lebanon.
The Country where many of us have served is on its knees and maybe we can help in some little way the people that we spent so much time with overseas. Many invited us into their homes with open arms and the country and its people will always remain close to our hearts.