From Castlebar - County Mayo -

WW1 Centenary
1, Aug 2014 - 19:55


Mayo County Council in association with the Mayo Peace Park Committee will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War One
with a number of events this weekend.

Friday 1st August

World War One memorabilia exhibition - Launch in Castlebar Library @ 4.30pm.

'Women And Children First: The Home Front During World War One.' by Dr. Ciaran Wallace. Dr. Wallace is a social historian associated with Trinity College Dublin
and an academic and broadcaster. @5.00pm, Castlebar library
'Lions, Donkeys and Paddies: The Irish Experience of the Great War' by Myles Dungan - Dr. Myles Dungan presents The History Show on RTE Radio 1
and is the author of Irish Voices From the Great War and They Shall Grow Not Old. @6.00pm., Castlebar library


March away My Brothers, play by Brendan MacQualie in the Linenhall Theatre @ 8.30pm.

Saturday 2nd August
Open Day at the Mayo Peace Park followed by a social evening for the many international and local visitors attending the ceremonies.

Sunday 3rd August
A special ecumenical ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of World War One at the Mayo Peace Park - commencing at 2.30pm (all guests to be seated before 2.15pm).
The special guest speaker is the well known journalist and newspaper columnist Mr Kevin Myers.

All are welcome


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