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Posted by Michael Pegum
on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Updated: 15th May, 2017

Statistics, new memorials and events. 

NEW FEATURES

1. A list of memorials known to exist, but not yet recorded, has been added under the heading 'Records wanted' on the top bar. Have a look and, if any are in your area, please find them and send in the photographs and information needed.

2. Having found a memorial, you can now click on a new link: 'Search for persons associated with this memorial', which gives a list of all the names. A complete transcript of the inscription on the memorial is available under 'Text and further information' as a PDF.

STATISTICS

The website now has records of 482 places, 993 memorials and 29,483 persons.

30 names have been added to the Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow, World War I Memorial. They were inadvertently omitted when the memorial was originally uploaded.

NEW MEMORIALS

To see the 15 most recently added places, click on the 'Recently Added' tab at the top of the page.

New memorials at existing places:

 Irish Volunteers Memorial, Mendicity Institution, Dublin 8

French WW I Memorial, Glasnevin Cemetery

World War II Memorial, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Wilmer Memorial, St. Mary's Church, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

 

CHANGES TO THE 'HOW TO CONTRIBUTE' PAGE

Explanatory notes have been added to the notes on where a memorial is, and photography. They concern grid references and co-ordinates, and the optimum size of image files.  

CHANGES TO THE 'RECORDS WANTED' PAGE

The list of some memorials known to exist, but not yet recorded, has been updated.

NEWS OF EVENTS 

Wednesday, 18th May:Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire

8.00 pm. 'Beneath a Turkish Sky. The Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the assault on Gallipoli'. Illustrated lecture by Philip Lecane, author of a book of the same title. Admission €3.00.

Friday, 19th May: Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall 

2.00pm to 4.30pm. Seminar: 'Messines Peace Park - its contribution to Irish/British reconciliation.' Speakers: Mr. Bertie Ahern, Dr. Alasdair McDonnell, M.P., S.D.L.P., and Dr. Chris McGimpsey, O.U.P.

Saturday, 20th May: WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30. 'Betty Stevenson (and the role of women in the Great War)'By Bill Fulton. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Thursday, 25th May, Hodges Figgis book shop, Dawson Street, Dublin

4.30pm for 5.00pm. Launch by Minister Charles Flanagan, T.D., of 'From Messines to Carrick Hill. Writing Home from the Great War' by Tom Burke.

Wednesday, 31st May, National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin.

7.00pm.  Readings from 'From Messines to Carrick Hill. Writing Home from the Great War', by Tom Burke.

Saturday, 10th June (N.B. Change of date): WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, National Museum,Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30. 'Edward Roe; A Westmeath Old Contemptible.' By Ruth Illingworth. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Saturday, 8th July.

12.00 noon for 1.00pm. State-led annual wreath-laying ceremony at Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge.

Saturday, 15th July: WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, National Museum,Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30. 'The 1st Leinsters, who they were and what became of them'. By John Goodman, Chairman, Leinster Regiment Ireland. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Saturday, 16th September: WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, National Museum,Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30.16 September: 'Toffs in the Trenches (and above them)'. By Michael Pegum. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Saturday, 21st October: WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, National Museum,Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30. 'The Blue [Polish] Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918'. By Marcin Hasik. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Friday, 3rd. November, City Quay Church, Dublin

7.30pm. Mass to remember the fallen.

Sunday, 5th November, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

2.30pm. Ecumenical service of remembrance