The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political.


For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.



You do not have to be a member to attend our monthly events (detailed presentations on World War I-related topics - go to 'events' in the main menu for details) and other events. The Cork Branch usually meets the last Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7:30pm in the College of Commerce, Cork. If the college is not available an alternative venue will be notified. Talks generally last one hour and are followed by discussion/Q&A


A modest donation of €5.00 is requested to help fund branch activities

Join The WFA

Our aims are 'Remembrance and Sharing the History of the Great War'. For more information on how to join and what membership options are available, please visit the main WFA site:

For all queries, including free subscription to our journal Distant Thunder, please use this form.