On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library hosted a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which Martin…

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On Sunday 7 October the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire,  hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The sinking of the RMS Leinster and the war at sea’. Just before 10am on 10 October 1918, east of the Kish Bank, two torpedoes fired by the German submarine UB-123 struck the 2,640-ton packet…

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