WW1 (1914 - 1918) Remembrance Weekend 9th-11th/11/18

This WW1 (1914 - 1918) Remembrance Weekend commemorating 100 years of the armistice.  An array of memorabilia (including medal displays, information on casualties, WW1 nurses etc) will be on display at the Ardess Parish Centre.  

 

FRIDAY, 9th NOVEMBER 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm Exhibiton Open to Primary Schools
This will be facilitated by Ms Catherine Scott of Fermanagh County Museum.

 

6.00pm Exhibition Open to the Public

 

7.30pm Official Opening 

Address by retired Lieutenant Commander Peter Archdale of the Royal Navy.  Presentation on the soldier Willie McBride featured in the ballad ‘The Green Fields of France’ and his connections with Irvinestown by award winning journalist Maurice Neill together with music by Ardess Accordion Band.

 

SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2018

 

10.00am - 5.00pm Exhibition Open to the Public

 

3.00pm Talk & Piper Music

Talk on Irish divisions’ involvement in the war by Major Alan McFarland (Ex-Royal Tank Regiment) together with music by pipers.

 

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018

 

3.00pm to 7.00pm Exhibition Open to the Public

 

7.00pm Service of Remembrance

 At Ardess Parish Church with music by The Silver Tones Choir and Ballinamallard Silver Band.  Tea & coffee and light refreshments available afterwards and also one last opportunity to view the exhibition.