PAST EVENTS

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.

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…

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,…