1918 ex­hi­bi­tion is a chance to show­case fight for free­dom

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

HE of­fi­cial open­ing of an ex­ten­sive ex­hi­bi­tion to mark the piv­otal 1918 elec­tion to­wards Ire­land’s free­dom will take place in Charleville Li­brary on Fri­day night, De­cem­ber 14 at 8pm.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will in­clude a won­der­ful panel dis­play of the Easter 1916 Ris­ing and its lead­ers, the North Cork elec­tion cam­paign for lo­cal can­di­date Pa­trick O’Ke­effe, per­sonal mem­o­ra­bilia from lo­cal vol­un­teers, by their fam­i­lies, a pro­fes­sional ar­chiv­ist to col­lect lo­cal War of In­de­pen­dence sto­ries, and large scale map of North Cork to iden­tify lo­cal bat­tle­field sites.

Some of th­ese sto­ries are al­ready recorded and this ex­hi­bi­tion would be an ideal op­por­tu­nity to re­lay th­ese sto­ries to peo­ple who are un­aware of them and to our next gen­er­a­tion in the schools.

Lo­cal peo­ple are re­quested to bring medals, guns, clothes, flags and any item from that pe­riod to the ex­hi­bi­tion. It will be an evening to re­mem­ber and cel­e­brate their ef­forts for what we have to­day in Ire­land.

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