Friday 1st to Monday 4th of August.
World War One, Memorabilia Exhibition.
Dr Myles Dungan, will perform the launch at 4.30pm, on Friday the 1st of August in the Mayo County Library in Castlebar.
5pm; Dr. Ciaran Wallace – ‘Women And Children First: The Home Front During World War 1.’
Dr Ciaran Wallace is a social historian associated with Trinity College, Dublin, he is an academic and broadcaster. He featured prominently in the recent RTE Radio series on the 1913 Lockout.
6pm; Dr. Myles Dungan, Lecture, ‘Lions, Donkeys and Paddies:
The Irish Experience of the Great War’.
Dr Myles Dungan presents The History Show on RTE Radio 1 and is the author of two works on Ireland and World War 1, Irish Voices From The Great War (1995) and They Shall Grow Not Old (1997).
8.30pm. Play; March Away My Brothers.
Venue Linenhall Theatre, in Castlebar
We are delighted to present the return of the wonderful Brendan MacQuaile play "March Away My Brothers"this is a serious yet very humorous play about a young man from the Liberties in Dublin who got caught up in the war, with a wonderful singing and acting performance by the author. Booking would be advisable for this. Contact the Linenhall Theatre,
Saturday the 2nd of August
An Open Day at the Mayo Peace Park and a social evening that night for the many international and local visitors who are coming to attend the ceremonies.
Mayo Commemoration Day
Sunday the 3rd of August 2.30pm,
Mayo Peace Park.
This is a Multi Faith Ecumenical Ceremony, which will focus on the 100th anniversary of world war one, a war which effected county Mayo in a devastating manner, with well over 1,100 local men killed and thousand's of other's maimed for life, many of them dying in the years after the war.
Mr Kevin Myers, the well known, author, columnist and writer, is our special guest speaker on the day. We are delighted to have him with us and we want to offer him our sincere thanks for his outstanding work & dedicated contribution over so many years. Kevin Myers, led from the front, he campaigned long and hard, for the proper recognition of the Irish men and women who served and died in the world wars, he done this at a time when it was not understood and appreciated in Ireland. He was often abused and vilified .
Monday the 4th of August ; Newport Grave Rededication.
Distinguished World War One Pilot
Will be remembered in Burrishoole,
Church of Ireland, Cemetery in Newport, at 2.30pm on Monday the 3rd of August 2014.
Major Thomas Falcon Hazell, DSO, M.C. DFC & BAR.
Major Thomas Falcon Hazell, DSO, M.C. DFC and Bar, was a native of Roundstone, County Galway. He was born on the 7th of August 1892, he died 4th September 1946.
He was a very highly decorated fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, during first world war, in fact he was said to be the 5th most successful ace scoring 43 victories, and he was the 3rd most successful Irish pilot and he was the only one of those to actually survive the war.
He died in Ireland in 1946.
His grave was located a few months ago, in the Old Burrishoole, Church of Ireland, Graveyard, this is located just off Main Street in Newport Town, County Mayo. The years had taken a heavy toll on it the headstone was broken. It was decided to repair and upgrade the grave, in order to have it unveiled at 3pm on Monday the 4th of August the actual anniversary of the war.
How fitting it is that such a distinguished & brave war hero is to remembered again after so long. It will happen on Monday next the 100th anniversary of world war one.
All are welcome
Google his name and look at his career &war record, in order to fully appreciate how daring & brave this man was.