Events around county to remember war anniversary
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.