On Sunday 11 November 2018 two events took place in Sligo Town to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War.

At 11.11am, a silent procession left Quay Street to conclude at the war memorial at the top of Mail Coach Road. The event was non-political, non-religious and non-military. Participants were dressed in plain clothes of the era, with no military uniforms or medals. This event was orchestrated by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. 

At 1pm, a sod turning ceremony for Sligo’s proposed World War One Commemorative Garden took place at Clevaragh Regional Park. 

From Century Ireland: November, 1918: Ireland and the end of the First World War.

 

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