MARKING CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE DAY
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.