Welcome to the 501st Ireland Garrison

Welcome to the 501st Ireland Garrison – our Garrison serves Republic of Ireland territory.

The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer, non-profit international Star Wars costuming club whos aims are to raise money for charities, to support community events and promote the franchise through appearances their members make in costumes that represent all eras of the Star Wars Saga.

Formed in August 1997 by Albin Johnson and Tom Crews, the Legion now has over 13,000 active members worldwide, with over 26,000 approved costumes.

The Legion is active on 6 continents, with local units known as "Garrisons" and "Outposts" in over 60 countries. Garrison members work in their areas or countries to create that local identity and to encourage teamwork within those communities.
501st Legion’s member’s research, build, craft and make their own costumes, in their own time and expense to appear at events.

Members are encouraged to strive for the highest level of screen accuracy and realism in order to bring the characters of the Star Wars universe to life.
As such it would be easy to mistake the 501st Legion as a cosplay group but really we are a ‘costuming’ club; where accuracy and dedication to making the most authentic costumes is as important to our members as raising money for the charities we support.

As well as attending larger national and international events, our key objectives is also to give something back to the communities we live in through charity fundraising at the events we attend – large or small.


Latest Updates

  • 501st Ireland Garrison 14 August 2022
    TX86327 & TI19920 made a new friend at Dublin Comic Con last weekend. We think Spiderman is looking to join the Dark Side.

    Join the 501st legion Ireland Garrison by signing up to our forums at http://501st.ie/join-us

    #DelMeeko #TiePilot #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #DCC
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 12 August 2022
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    Give a big hand to our troopers who were on patrol at Dublin Comic Con last weekend.

    See what we did there? #BigHand

    Join the team at http://501st.ie/join-us


    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #Stormtrooper #SnowTrooper #Wampa #JoinTheGarrison
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  • 501st Ireland Garrison 12 August 2022
    Give a big hand to our troopers who were on patrol at Dublin Comic Con last weekend.

    See what we did there? #BigHand

    Join the team at http://501st.ie/join-us

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #Stormtrooper #SnowTrooper #Wampa #JoinTheGarrison
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 10 August 2022
    TK47179 encountered a few strange species when searching for the droids with the death star plans.

    This one wasn't to keen on helping the Empire.

    #501stIreland #DublinComicCon #DCC #Stormtrooper

    📷 Clifton Sherrard
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 08 August 2022
    Thanks to everyone who stopped by at Dublin Comic Con at the weekend. It was great to meet you all & get so many photos with everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you all again.

    Here's one image of some of our troopers on patrol with our Darth Vader.

    #BadGuysDoingGood #501stIreland

    📷 Clifton Sherrard
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 06 August 2022
    This weekend, our troopers will be seen at Dublin Comic Con in the National Convention centre on Saturday and Sunday.

    SL27478 keeps an eye on the citizens at DCC in March this year.

    Come to our table & say hi & ask about what we do & how to join the team.

    #BadGuysDoingGood #501stIreland #JoinTheTeam
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 04 August 2022
    This weekend, many of our troopers will be stationed at Dublin Comic Con in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

    Make sure to stop by our table at the back of the ground floor to get some photos & ask about joining the ranks of the garrison.

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #DCC #DublinComicCon
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 02 August 2022
    High fives are the best.

    TK20119 & TX86327 meet up with an amazing Buzz Lightyear in Offaly.

    Looking forward to seeing many of you next weekend at Dublin Comic Con.

    #DCC #501stIreland #VadersFist #BadGuysDoingGood

    📷 Cesca Fitzpatrick
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 31 July 2022
    If your community or charity event would like some imperial presence, make sure to reach out & contact our events team at http://501st.ie/contact-us

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #VadersFist #501stlegion
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 29 July 2022
    Come join the legion.
    Your Emperor needs you.
    Become one of the Bad Guys Doing Good.

    Sign up at http://501st.ie/join-us

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #501stlegion
    Artwork: Cala Zhan
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 27 July 2022
    TX20119 is more used to being in the shadows, so out in the sunlight is a bit of a strange situation for him.

    He's still swift, silent & relentless, though.

    http://501st.ie/join-us

    #SpecOps #501stIreland #VadersFist #NotVader #SwiftSilentRelentless #ShadowScout
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 26 July 2022
    Wonder what the 501st legion is, what we do & how to join us, then check out this article
    https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/07/21/the-501st-legion-focuses-on-screen-accurate-cosplay-and-charity

    http://501st.ie/join-us
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 25 July 2022
    Our Lord Vader SL19793 looks out at all around him & still can't find the missing plans to the Death star.

    Any help is appreciated.

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #VaderFist #JoinTheTeam

    📷 Matt Hodge
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 24 July 2022
    Shoutout to Iden Versio (TI21291) who is one of our Inferno Squad members.

    Iden Versio is part of the Jolly Roger Squadron detachment (JRS) & can be seen on patrol, ensuring the Rebels don't disturb the peace in the galaxy.

    #501stIreland #VadersFist #BadGuysDoingGood #JRS #InfernoSquad
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 22 July 2022
    Here's the team that attended the Relay For Life event in Wexford to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

    Congratulations to all the #EmpireGivesBack team that kept walking for a full 24 hour period - some of it in armour.

    Bravo 👏 👏 👏

    #501stIreland #BadGuysDoingGood #VadersFist

    📷 Sean Dempsey
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 20 July 2022
    Check out our TK75491 at the recent #RelayForLife at Wexford. It's tough work being on patrol in armour for the 24 hour event.

    Great work, trooper.

    Join our forums at http://501st.ie/join-us & let us know what armour you'd like to build.
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 18 July 2022
    "Join me & together, we can rule the galaxy...."

    SL19793 is looking for more recruits to join the team. Join our forums at http://501st.ie/join-us & you too can become one of the #BadGuysDoingGood

    #501stIreland #VadersFist #501st

    📷 Matt Hodge
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 17 July 2022
    That black armour looks so FINE 🔥🔥

    Join the team by signing up to our forums at http://501st.ie/join-us & let us know if you'd like to help as crew or build a costume.

    See you on the forums.

    #501stIreland #JoinTheTeam #TX20119 #TI19920
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 15 July 2022
    Our troopers were in full force in Wexford for the #RelayForLife last weekend.
    Thanks to all that contributed to the fundraising for this event & the Irish Cancer Society ❤️❤️❤️

    #BadGuysDoingGood #501stIreland #VadersFist #IrishCancerSociety
  • 501st Ireland Garrison 13 July 2022
    The team from #501stIreland #RebelLegionIrelandBase & #ReelIcons looking amazing at the #RelayForLife in Wexford at the weekend.

    Thanks to all who took part in #TheEmpireGivesBack & to all that sponsored the team. All funds raised are for the #IrishCancerSociety

    📷 Tony Crosbie

    #BadGuysDoingGood #VadersFist Rebel
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