4 August 2014 marks the beginning of a series of events organised by Cavan County Council to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. This involves a wide range of re-enactments, lectures, debates, performances, exhibitions and commemorations, along with a dedicated conference on the First World War organised by Cavan County Libraries on 6-7 August.
On 4 August the programme of events began with the opening of the ‘World War One trench experience’ at Cavan County Museum, which is centred upon the recreation of a trench from the Western Front. The official opening at 10.00pm was preceded by a lecture by Patrick Hugh Lynch, entitled ‘Memories in Ireland during the Great War’.
The programme of events will continue though out the month of August. Booking is essential for many events. For full details, download the full programme of World War One events in Cavan, along with the programme for the Cavan County Libraries World War One conference, 6—7 August 2014.
From Century Ireland: First troops leave Ireland for war, August 1914.