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Posted by Michael Pegum
on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Updated: 20th March, 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 still available under 'Text and further information' as a PDF.

STATISTICS

The website now has records of 480 places, 990 memorials and 29,456 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

Martin Memorial, Glasnevin Cemetery

Begas Memorial, Howth Sea Memorial

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

Saturday, 8th April: WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION, Lecture Theatre, Collins Barracks, Dublin 8

2.00 for 2.30. 'The Forgotten Soldiers: the story of  Prisoners of War in World War One'. By Thomas Murphy. Open to all. A contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Monday, 24th April, 2017. IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin.

7.00 pm, 'Commemorating 1916: a retrospective discussion'. Professor David Fitzpatrick (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Lisa Godson (National College of Art and Design) and Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland). All welcome.

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

2.00 for 2.30.Details of talk to be confirmed. By Bill Fulton. All may attend; a contribution of €3.00 is welcomed.

Saturday, 17th June: 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, 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, 21th 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.