Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meath's War 1914-1918!

Meath's War 1914-1918!



Tom French and Seamus Smith
An event to mark Armistice Day was held in Navan Library yesterday with poetry, songs and prose of the first world war. Organised by Tom French and others it included an act of remembrance by Ernest McBride and stories and poems from those whose relatives had fought in it or were later in the 1939-45 conflict. One interesting account was the bombing of Duleek and Julianstown around the New Year in 1941 with five bombs dropped in Duleek near the Railway Station and three in Julianstown. Also stories were told of veterans who returned to Navan that would make for good reading. A talk was given by Ethna Cantwell of The Navan & District Historical Society and copies of A. J. Horneck's Roll of Honour which lists the names, regiments and particulars of  men from County Meath who enlisted to date of publication; were freely available to everyone. The copies also included introductory notes and other statistics. Se├ín Lynch played the Last Post & Reveille.

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