11 November 2018: Events to mark centenary of 1918 armistice, Sligo, Co. Sligo
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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