Great War event set for South Armagh

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Monday, October 27th, 2014
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The South Armagh Branch of the Ancre Somme Association has announced details of its next event locally. Following on from a very successful evening earlier this year in Markethill High School, and participation in several War related events in Crossmaglen, Cavan and Dundalk; Branch Chairman Quincey Dougan has revealed the next venue to be Newtownhamilton High School. An exhibition will be on display in the school with three speakers presenting on War related topics. Jonathon Maguire from the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum will talk on ‘Frontline on the trenches’; Trevor Geary will reveal some personal stories from the area in ‘Voices from Newtown’; and Quincey Dougan will present on ‘The Great War in Newtownhamilton District’. Supper will be served. Anyone with items relating to the Great War period is very welcome to bring them along for display. Chairman Quincey said of the evening, “It is sometimes underestimated the effect that the War had in the greater South Armagh area, but hundreds of men enlisted and Unionist or Nationalist, man or woman, the implications and tragedy of the battles on foreign fields touched everyone. He added. “It’s important that these events are explored and remembered.” The Great War Remembered evening will take place in Newtownhamilton High School on Thursday 20th November at 7.30pm. Admission is free. For more information please contact Quincey at 07835624221.
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