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11 November 2018: Civic commemoration of 1918 Armistice, Cork City

On Sunday 11 November 2018 a civic commemoration took place at the Cenotaph, South Mall,  Cork City, to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice that ended the First World War. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn, led the ceremony, which began at 10.15am. The ceremony was be attended by local public representatives, members of the…

11 November 2018: Civic commemoration of 1918 Armistice, Naas, Co. Kildare

On Sunday 11 November 2018 a civic commemoration took place in Naas, Co. Kildare, to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice that ended the First World War, during which a memorial was unveiled on 11 November 2018 in remembrance of those from Co. Kildare who died. Kildare had an extremely strong military presence in the…

11 November 2018: Launch of ‘Offaly and the Great War’ and pop-up exhibition, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

On 11 November 2018 Tullamore Library hosted the launch will take of Michael Byrne (ed.), Offaly and the Great War. Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society  celebrated the launch by inviting a number of the contributors to read their essays on the centenary of the end of the First World War. The book was launched by Anna Marie…

11 November 2018: State commemoration on Armistice Day, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

On Sunday 11 November 2017  Glasnevin Trust hosted the official state event to mark Armistice Day, commemorating the end of the First World War. In 2008, Glasnevin Trust and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission set about the task of marking previously unmarked graves in Glasnevin Cemetery of World War I and World War II graves of soldiers,…

11 November 2018: Royal British Legion events to mark centenary of the end of the First World War, Dublin

On Sunday 11 November 2018 the Royal British Legion (Republic of Ireland) organised a suite of events in Dublin to commemorate the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War, on 11am on 11 November 1918. The Royal British Legion in association with the Trustees of the National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8,…

11 November 2018: Events to mark centenary of 1918 armistice, Longford

On Sunday 11 November a number of commemorative events took place in Longford Town to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War. A service took place in St John’s (Church of Ireland) at 10am, followed by an ecumenical service and remembrance ceremony in the Market Square at 11am (gathering from…

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…

10-11 November 2018: Events to mark centenary of 1918 armistice, Waterford City

On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November a number of events took place in Waterford City to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918. At 10am on Saturday 10 November a commemorative mass was held in Ballybricken Church, Mayor’s Walk, Waterford. Later that evening, at 8pm, a lecture…

10 November 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 10 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’ took place as part of the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The December 1918 general election is regarded, with good reason, as a political earthquake. With a massively expanded electorate, including women over 30,…

10 November 2018: ‘The end of the Great War and Ireland in 1918’, Naas, Co. Kildare

On Saturday 10 November 2018 the Kildare Archaeological Society’s annual seminar took place in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. The subject is ‘The end of the Great War and Ireland in 1918’. The armistice that ended the war came into effect on 11 November 1918, and the seminar explored a wide range of issues relating…