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Posted by Michael Pegum
on Friday, 2 February 2018

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Updated: 19th March, 2018.

Statistics, new memorials and events. 


The home page has been completely revised,as you must have noticed! It is hoped that the changes will make the site easier to use, and comments will be welcomed on the blog.


The website now has records of 519 places, 1039 memorials and 31,475 persons. 


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


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




Wednesday, 28th February. Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

6.00 pm. 'He lost himself completely.' Shell shock and its treatment at Dublin's Richmond War Hospital, 1916-1919. 

Talk by Dr. Brendan Kelly. Admission free; all welcome.  




Friday, 9th March to Saturday, April 28th. Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144, Pearse St., Dublin 2.

Exhibition: Irish Women and World War I. 



Tuesdays, April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall, Dame St., Dublin 2.

1.00pm. Lecture series: Lives of Irish Women During World War I


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'.

Talk by Professor Adrian Gregory. Free; non-members are welcome. 


Saturday, 21st April. Western Front Association, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.

A.G.M. and a talk: 'WW I in the Irish Sea' by John Goodman.

Admission free, and open to all. A donation of €3.00 is welcomed.

Wednesday, 25th April, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Cabra, Dublin.

6.30am. Annual Dawn Service of Remembrance. This year, the service will mark the ending of World War I.


Saturday, 7th July. Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge.

12.00 noon for 1.00pm. State-led commemoration in conjunction with the Royal British Legion annual wreath-laying ceremony. All may attend.



Sunday, 15th July. Linear Park, Kilkenny City.

Time t.b.a. Unveiling of Kilkenny War Memorial.


Tuesday, 9th October. Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

All day, times t.b.a. Seminar on the sinking of R.M.S. Leinster. For details, contact Philip Lecane: rmsleinster[at]



Wednesday, 10th October. The R.M.S. Leinster Anchor, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Time t.b.a. State-run commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster. Details from info[at]



Friday, 10th November. City Quay Church (south side, just east of Matt Talbot Bridge).

7.30pm. Mass 'To remember the Fallen'. All may attend.



Sunday, 11th November, St. Patrick's Cathedral.

2.30pm. Ecumenical service of remembrance, attended by Prsident Michael D. Higgins. All may attend.



Sunday, 16th December, the Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

12.30pm. 'Christmas in the trenches', an event of song and poetry presented bu the musicians of The Invincibles to recall the Christmas truce of 1914. For details, contact Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.