Armistice Day in Enniscorthy
At the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11 th month, Ennis co rt hy Historical Re-enactment Society will hold a series of events to commemorate Armistice Day and remember and honour all those from Enniscorthy and Wexford who served in the Great War.
At 11 o’ clock on November 11,1918 the Armistice was signed between the Allied and German Armies at C om piegne,F rance officially bringing to an end WW 1 hostilities on the Western Front, and every year since then commemorations have been held in many countries around the world at that time on that day.
Over 800 Wexford men were killed in the Great War, from August 1914 right up to Armistice Day itself when Nicholas Sane from Rowe Street, W ex ford was killed in France.
Approximately, sixty-four Enniscorthy men lost their lives in the war to end wars and the names include Berry, Bishop, Bolger, Breen, Brien, Brooks, Brown, Byrne, Connors, Conroy, Copeland, Cosgrave, Cullen, De- laney, Devereux, Dobbs, Doyle, Dunne, Dwyer, Forrestal, Goode, Gorman, Harris, James, Jones, Jordan, Kavanagh, Kelly, Kirwan, Lacey, Loughlin, McClean, McDonald, Mahon, Mernagh, Merriman, Murphy, Nolan, Henry, Neill, O`Shea, Prendergast, Quirke, Redmond, Roche, Sinnott, Sunderland, Thorpe, Toole, Walsh and Whelan.
This year’s Armistice Day ceremonies will begin with a laying of a wreath at St Mary’s Church, Enniscorthy at 10.30am followed by a ceremony at Market Square to mark the 99th anniversary of the Armistice.
From 11.30 am to 5 pm E HRS will be hosting a Living History display attheAthenaeum, withRe-enactors, WW 1 arte facts and demonstrations.
The Day of Remembrance will culminate with a special concert – March Away My Brothers – a medley of Irish soldier’ s stories and music by Brendan MacQuaile at 7pm at the Athenaeum.
All are welcome.