On 26 April 2015 the Cobh Credit Union Lusitania Centenary Photographic Collection went in display in Cobh, Co. Cork. The exhibition comprises of over sixty images, mostly taken in Cobh in the aftermath of the Lusitania disaster. The A.H. Poole Lusitania collection was digitised from glass plates held in the National Library of Ireland, and has never been…

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Between 24 and 26 April the weekly RTE Radio 1 programme The History Show and the organisers of the annual Hay Literary Festival in Kells combined to organise a commemorative event to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Dardanelles campaign in the First World War. Approximately 15,000 Irish soldiers fought at Gallipoli, and almost…

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On Friday 24 April 2015  a Commonwealth and Ireland commemoration service for the Gallipoli campaign took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. The British-led campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the Dardanelles during the First World War lasted from February 1915 to January 1916; over 21,000 British and Irish troops…

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On 23 April 2015 Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched a new online exhibition developed by Century Ireland on the Gallipoli campaign (25 April 1915-9 January 2016) in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, at 6pm. The ‘Irish in Gallipoli’ website has been produced by Boston College, is a…

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