3 July 2016: Exhibition and re-enactment display of First World War equipment, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Sunday 3 July the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted an exhibition of replica uniforms, equipment and arms by Lord Edward’s Own re-enactment group as part of the museum’s Somme centenary programme. Admission was free. From Century Ireland: Myles Dungan on Ireland and the Somme.

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1 July 2016: ‘"A regular hell": World War Ireland and the Battle of the Somme, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Friday 1 July the National Library of Ireland  hosted a themed tour of the exhibition ‘World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience’, which explores the uniquely Irish experience of the First World War. The tour had a special focus on the Battle of the Somme to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Somme offensive. The…

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1 July 2016: ‘The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36th Ulster Division’, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

On Friday 1 July 2016 at 7.30pm, Donegal County Museum presented ‘The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36th Ulster Division’, a cloth model re-enactment by Col. Declan O’Carroll. This formed part of a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. Using a specially created cloth model, Col. O’Carroll re-enacted the…

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1 July 2016: ‘A peal for the Somme’, island of Ireland

On Friday 1 July 2016 cathedrals and churches of all denominations across the island of Ireland were invited to participate in ‘A peal for the Somme’; an event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of the Somme by tolling a funeral bell for 10 minutes on July 1 commencing at 7.30…

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