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Christmas Truce 1914

The anniversary of Soldiers Christmas Truce of 1914, will be commemorated at 2.30pm, on Christmas Eve, in the Mayo Peace Park, Castlebar .  The programme will commence with  a novel football game  Germany v The Allied Army. Castlebar Marching Band and Piper Pat Conlon will entertain the troop's. A lovely selection of Christmas Carol's will be sung by a choir drawn from the ranks of the Men's Shed in Castlebar. Everyone is invited to come along to join in the spirit of the occasion, around a specially recreated trench. 

 
Jeff Kildea
Mayo Historical & 
Archaeological Society.
Lecture at GMIT, on 
Wednesday,December 10th 
at 8 pm.
Prof.Jeff Kildea.Australia
More than 70 men and 
2 women from County
Mayo 
enlisted in the Australian 
forces during the First 
World War. Of these 
15 were killed or died 
as a resultof their war 
service. In this talk 
Professor Jeff Kildea 
will examine Mayo's 
contribution to the 
Australian war
effort and tell the 
stories of some of 
theIrish Anzacs 
from Mayo who fought
 and died in the war.
 

 

 
Armistice Day 2014,

The Annual Armistice Day event for 2014, will take place at the Mayo Peace Park at 10.30am on Tuesday the 11th of November 2014.

Prayer's  and  Poem's  will be followed by a wreath laying in memory of all who served and  died  in the world war's.  The Last Post will  be sounded in memory of the fallen at 11am.

All are welcome.

 
Remembrance Sunday 2014.

The Annual Remembrance Sunday Mass & Ceremony to commemorate  the world war dead of County Mayo will take place in Achill Sound Church at 11.30am on next Sunday the 9th of November 2014.

It has been arranged by the Achill Historical Society and a world war one exhibition is running  in conjuction with the Mass in the Parish Hall on Sunday and will be on public display at  the Library for the next few weeks.

The major contribution of the people of Achill, will be  a feature of the event's.