RTÉ set to broad­cast from lo­cal World War One com­mem­o­ra­tion

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ON this Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, a very aus­pi­cious event will take place in the Church of St John the Bap­tist of Knight­stown when the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One will be com­mem­o­rated.

The fine op­er­atic singing voice of Ga­van Ring of Ca­her­siveen will be heard in an oc­ca­sion as­so­ci­ated with Kerry County Coun­cil and sup­ported by the Depart­ment of Cul­ture, Her­itage and the Gaeltacht.

Ga­van’s great grand­fa­ther James Hill was a soldier of WWI and the church also con­tains many memo­ri­als to Kerry sol­diers in­volved in WWI.

This fam­ily as­so­ci­a­tion with the War very much trig­gered Ga­van’s in­ter­est in the or­gan­is­ing of the event in the church of Knight­stown.

Mu­sic and song as­so­ci­ated with the war will fea­ture very promi­nently.

The Church can ac­com­mo­date a seat­ing of 130 and ad­mis­sion will be free.

Ga­van will also have the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned pi­anist Aoife O’Sul­li­van as a per­form­ing part­ner, with the whole event be­ing broad­cast by RTÉ Lyric FM.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this event, you can con­tact Ga­van at ei­ther (085) 147 7164; +44 7475890107; or e-mail him at ga­van­ring@gmail.com.

Al­ter­na­tively, phone the Kerry County Coun­cil Arts Of­fice at (066) 718 3541.

James Hill of the Royal En­gi­neers 1914-1920. Photo by G Ring.

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