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Projects & Events

World War 1 Remembered

Exhibition and lectures

One of our most successful events was held at the Carrigtwohill, hosted by the Community Council at Community Centre, 21st November 2014, where Gerry White (Historian & Author) of the Western front Association (Cork Branch) with, Marie Fitzgerald, one of our own members, were our guest speakers for the event.

Gerry gave a general overview of the effects of the war on the men at the front and on the communities at home.

Marie told the moving story her grandfather, Daniel Fitzgerald, a native of the village, who was a stoker aboard HMS Tiger during the Battle of Jutland between 31st May 1916 & 1st June 1916.

Daniel happily survived the war.

The exhibits included; displays of weapons, uniforms, badges, medals, armoury, and other artefacts by;

  • The Cork Great War Society,

  • Cork Western Front Association,

  • Tom O’Neill & Eugene Power (exhibitors),

  • D-day Dodgers Living History Society,

  • Cobh Animation Team.

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