The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

NORTH Kerry’s World War 1 dead are to be re­mem­bered at a spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tive Mass in St Mary’s Church on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 next at 11.30 am to mark the cen­te­nary of WWI Ar­mistice Day. The Mass will be fol­lowed by a wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony in The Square, or­gan­ised by mem­bers of Lis­towel and North Kerry World War I Re­mem­brance Group.

Kerry Writ­ers’ Mu­seum will host a lec­ture by lo­cal his­to­rian Thomas Dil­lon en­ti­tled ‘Ar­mistice 100: County Kerry and the Great War’ later that evening at 7.30 pm. Thomas’ lec­ture will high­light sto­ries of brav­ery and tragedy as­so­ci­ated with Kerry peo­ple in the Great War and he will dis­cuss the im­pact of the con­flict on the lives of those who fought and their fam­i­lies.

‘We are hon­oured to host this event in the Writ­ers’ Mu­seum as some of our great North Kerry writ­ers also served in the con­flict, in­clud­ing Duagh play­wright Ge­orge Fitz­mau­rice and Tar­bert poet and di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Gallery Thomas MacGreevy,” man­ager Cara Trant said, also ap­peal­ing for the loan of mem­o­ra­bilia so as to be dis­played on the night.

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