PAST EVENTS

15 November 2018: ‘The voice of WW1’, Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

In November 2018 Westmeath County Libraries will present a series of three seminars hosted by Ciara Murphy exploring three different texts which explore the Irish experience of the First World War. These seminars highlight the importance of both the given and the imagined image, and the dominant and silenced voices of war. They illuminate the…

15 November 2018: ‘1918 Ireland: Political and social change’, Loughrea, Co. Galway

On Thursday 15 October 2018 a conference entitled ‘1918 Ireland: Political and social change’ took place in Loughrea, Co. Galway. This conference will explore a wide range of  issues relating to political and social change in the west of Ireland in 1918. It has been organised by Loughrea Memorial Group in partnership with Galway County Council. The conference…

15 November 2018: ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’, Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny

On Thursday 15 November 2018 the Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny, hosted a performance of composer Michael Holohan’s musical and theatrical piece ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’. Drawing on the personal letters and diaries of both his paternal and maternal granduncles and the diary of a British soldier, the composer Michael Holohan has created a musical…

14 November 2018: ‘De Valera, 1916-1921: The Rising to the Treaty’, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

On Wednesday 14 November 2018 Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society  presented a lecture entitled ‘De Valera, 1916-1921: The Rising to the Treaty’, by De Valera’s most recent biographer, David McCullagh (RTÉ). The lecture took place at 8pm in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar. From Century Ireland: Introducing De Valera.

14-23 November 2018: Exhibition on ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Between Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 23 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Westmeath County Council presented an exhibition in Mullingar entitled ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’.  This exhibition was an initiative of the Westmeath Heritage Forum. It offered insights not only into the sheer scale of…

11 November 2018: ‘The armed man: a mass for peace, Galway Cathedral, Galway

On 11 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, a combined performance of Karl Jenkins’  The armed man and Joseph Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli (Mass in a time of war) took place in Galway Cathedral The concert was performed by the Tribal Chamber Choir, with a full…

12 November 2018: ‘Westmeath and the Great War, 1914-1918’, Moate, Co. Westmeath

On Monday 12 November Moate Museum and Historical Society presented a lecture by Ruth Illingworth, entitled ‘Westmeath and the Great War, 1914-1918’. The lecture took place in the Grand Hotel, Moate, at 8.15pm.

11 November 2018: Memorial event to mark centenary of 1918 armistice, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

On Sunday November 11 2018 a special memorial event marking the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War took place in the Memorial Garden, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. The event focused on the hundreds of Carlow men and women who died in the conflict and who are remembered by name on the All-County Memorial in…

11 November 2018: Ecumenical service of remembrance, All Saints’ Church, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

On Sunday November 11 1918, All Saints’ Church, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, held a special ecumenical service of remembrance  to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. This included the traditional two minute silence at 11am to mark the moment at which the armistice that ended the war came into effect, and…

11 November 2018: ‘Armistice 100’ concert, Valentia, Co. Kerry

On 11 November 2018 St. John the Baptist Church, Knightstown, Valentia, Co. Kerry, presented a concert entitled ‘Armistice 100’ to mark the centenary of the armistice that officially ended the First World War. The concert was performed by baritone Gavan Ring, with Aoife O’Sullivan on piano, and will be compéred by Muiris Bric. The performance…