Markethill Great War event

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Monday, March 31st, 2014
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The South Armagh Branch of the Ancre Somme Association has announced details of its first 2014 event to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. At its monthly meeting on Wednesday 26th March in Ballygorman Hall, Loughgilly the group discussed and finalised the educational evening, which promises to be of much interest for anyone with a curiosity in this important and defining period of world history. The venue for the occasion will be Markethill High School on Thursday 10th April, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

The Branch is glad to announce that the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum Armagh City is participating on the night, with Curator Caroline Corvan and Researcher JonathonMaguire both attending.

The nights’ format will consist of two short presentations, the first from Jonathon entitled ‘Frontline in the Trenches’, shortly followed by ‘The Great War in Markethill District’ from Quincey Dougan.

The Fusiliers Museum will have artefacts from World War One on display, alongside a display from the Ancre Somme Association and from other collectors. As always, anyone wishing to display related items, either through personal collections or family history, is very welcome to bring them along.

Supper will be served, and the Branch will be supporting BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association) on the night, with all proceeds from a collection going to the worthy cause.

For more information or if you would like to display items from the Great War period, please contact Quincey on 07835624221 or email

Alternatively you can keep up to date with the activities of the South Armagh Ancre Somme Association via its facebook page at facebook/southarmaghsomme. A further major event is already scheduled for later in the year in Newtownhamilton, with others to follow.

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