Events around county to re­mem­ber war an­niver­sary

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Seán O’Rior­dan

A number of events are planned in Cork county, in the week ahead, in remembrance of the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One, in­clud­ing Armistice Day.

On this Fri­day, a spe­cial cer­e­mony will be held at Cork Pub­lic Mu­seum, Fitzger­ald’s Park to her­ald the clos­ing of the replica Western Front trench built on the site. It will take place at 10.30am and the event is open to the pub­lic.

Later that day, start­ing at 7.30pm, an evening of “Remembrance in Mu­sic, Song and Story” will take place at St Fin Barre’s Cathe­dral.

It will be hosted by the Western Front As­so­ci­a­tion and will fea­ture the Bar­rack Street Band, Jimmy Crow­ley, Liam Hutchin­son and vocalists Emily Rose Doyle, Sarah Barry and Ti­mothy O’Sul­li­van. There will also be read­ings of po­etry and ex­tracts from mem­oirs of the war. Tick­ets are €10, avail­able at O’Con­nor’s Shoe Stores on Prince’s St, Cork and in Ballincol­lig. They will also be avail­able at the cathe­dral on the night.

On Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, the day of the Armistice, a spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tion cer­e­mony will be held at World’s End, Kin­sale. It will get un­der­way at 11am and is hosted by the Kin­sale His­tory So­ci­ety.

Cobh Tourism is also plan­ning a se­ries of events in the town on Sun­day with two spe­cial cer­e­monies, cul­mi­nat­ing with the un­veil­ing of a com­mem­o­ra­tive brass plaque.

An Armistice Day com­mem­o­ra­tion will also be held on Sun­day at the Muin­tir na Tíre Hall in But­te­vant. Run­ning from 10.30am-5pm, it is hosted by But­te­vant Her­itage Group. Af­ter 11.30m Mass, a com­mem­o­ra­tion to re­mem­ber in­terred sol­diers in St Mary’s Grave­yard will take place. The of­fi­cial open­ing of the Muin­tir na Tire Hall com­mem­o­ra­tion com­mences at 12.45pm and the lo­cal her­itage group will also launch two new ini­tia­tives - an artist’s im­pres­sion of medieval But­te­vant and also pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on recent ar­chae­o­log­i­cal works in the town, es­pe­cially in re­la­tion to its medieval walls and streetscape.

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