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Posted by Michael Pegum
on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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8Updated: 16th October, 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 494 places, 1009 memorials and 30,220 persons. 

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: 

1916 and Lebanon Memorials, Arbour Hill, Dublin

 

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 .

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20 - 22 October. BACK TO OUR PAST GENEALOGY SHOW at the R.D.S., Dublin.

The Western Front Association will have a stand to assist with research into men and women involved in the First World War. Link here.

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.

Friday, 10th November. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. The war at sea around Ireland, 1914-18. Lecture by Guy Warner. Free; non-members are welcome.

Saturday, 25th November. Western Front Association and Military History Society of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 8.

9.30 am to 5.00 pm. A celebration of the contribution of Glenn Thompson to military history. Tickets here.

Professor Gary Sheffield from the University of Wolverhampton. ‘How the Allies Won in 1918’

Colonel Brendan O’Shea, Irish Defence Forces. "The Last Days of the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions".

Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times. United Ireland: how nationalists and unionists fought together in Flanders. Film & Discussion.

Dr. Stephen Sandford, Queens University, Belfast. "... they only fade away" - the last days of the 10th (Irish) Division.

Marie McCarthy. The Life and Times of Flora Sandes. 

Friday, 8th December. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. 1798: the French in Mayo; a case study in military occupation. Lecture by Dr. Sylvie Kleinman. Free; non-members are welcome. 

2018

Friday, 12th January. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. French military intervention in Ireland 1689-91. Lecture by Dr. Harman Murtagh. Free; non-members are welcome. 

Friday, 9th February. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. Napoleon Bonaparte and Ireland, 1796 to 1916. Lecture by Professor Tom Bartlett. Free; non-members are welcome.

Friday, 9th March. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. The destruction of the Irish divisions, March, 1918. Lecture by Nicholas Perry. Free; non-members are welcome. 

Saturday, 10th March. Military History Society of Ireland, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

(Morning; time t.b.a.) A.G.M. of the Society.

Friday, 6th April. Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

8.00 pm. 'You may as well recruit Germans'; the conscription crisis, 1918. Lecture by Professor Adrian Gregory. Free; non-members are welcome.