August 2014

The legacy of Belfast Nationalists and the Great War
13th - 31st August 2014

Libraries NIExhibition of World War Photographs from the personal collection of Alan Wallis. Launch will be at 10am on Wednesday 13th August.

Venue :- Limavady Library

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East Belfat & The Great War
13th August 2014 from 7.00pm

East Belfast and The Great War invite

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Donaghadee Festival Fortnight
10th August - 24th August 2014

Donaghadee Festival FornightLivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)Donaghadee is set to see the return of the Festival Fortnight this August (10th – 24th August) with more than 25 events taking place over two weeks.

The newly launched Festival Fortnight programme, co-ordinated by the Donaghadee Commerce and Development Group, includes activities every day designed to appeal to all ages with thrills and spills on two wheels and four, water based activities, dancing and music.

Details of the full programme are set out in a 16 page newspaper being distributed widely throughout the area during the next week. Details will also be included on the Group’s website www.visitdonaghadee.com.

The Festival begins with the Lifeboat Festival, incorporating the annual raft race, on Saturday 10th August and concludes on 24th August with a packed programme of motorbike trials, a punch and judy show and the very popular Donaghadee Birdman competition where would-be aviators will attempt man powered flight off the harbour in a variety of home made flying machines and outfits in the hope of winning the £1,000 first prize. In the intervening period there will be an Ulster-Scots festival; a Cultural Festival featuring Indian and Chinese entertainment; an autotest organised by the Ulster Automobile Club; a live broadcast by Hugo Duncan and many others.

Looking forward to the Festival, David Cochrane, Chairman of the Commerce and Development Group, paid tribute to the commitment and support received. He said,"In previous years we have held weekend festivals. This year, thanks to the participation of various community organisations, it has been possible to expand this to a full two-week programme and I am very grateful to those clubs and organisations that have come forward with ideas and are organising an event. Festivals of course cost money and this year we have been very fortunate with the level of grants received from Ards Borough Council and the Community Relations Council together with sponsorship from Spectator Newspapers, Pier 36, Centra, Barclay’s Bank, John Minnis Estate Agents, Richard Sweeney, Grace Neills, the Yachtman Bar and The Tivoli Bar. Traders have responded very positively to our invitation to advertise in the Festival newsletter and this has helped reduce the cost significantly. I think the programme offers something for everyone and I hope it will not only encourage our townsfolk to attend the events but also encourage visitors to come to Donaghadee. All we need now is the weather!"

Mayor of Ards, Councillor Stephen McIlveen, said "This is a festival which showcases the best of Donaghadee and Ards Borough Council is pleased to be supporting the fortnight financially through its event sponsorship programme, as well as its Good Relations and Community Development services. We have also been able to contribute directly to the events by staging a band concert as part of the festival fortnight and I am looking forward to two weeks when the town will welcome visitors from near and far."

For further information please visit http://www.visitdonaghadee.com/

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A joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland
7th August 2014 from 19:00 - 20:00

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‌‌National Museums Northern Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland invite you to 'The Road to War' - a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.

7th August - Venue Ulster Museum
The Outbreak of the First World War by Dr William Mulligan

Lecture info:

  • Lectures will take place at PRONI and the Ulster Museum as stated; all talks will start at 7pm.
  • Admission is Free.
  • Booking is essential. Click on the relevant title to book tickets for the lectures taking place at the Ulster Museum.
  • Tickets for lectures at PRONI must be booked directly with PRONI.
  • Contact relevant venue for further information.

For further information please visit The Road to War

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Lecture series and exhibition on First World War, Féile an Phobail, Belfast
4th August - 8th August 2014

For the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, an exhibition and a series of lectures have been organised as part of Féile an feilelogoblack-300x63Phobal in Belfast. The lecture series begins on Monday 4 August Each lecture will be preceded by a ten-minute talk by staff from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) on individual experiences of soldiers and civilians during the First World War. Each talk will cover one individual including men and women at both the Home Front and overseas and will showcase some of the archival resources from PRONI. The lectures will be chaired by Claire Hackett, project director of the cross-community ‘Pieces of the Past’ oral history, and will take place in Falls Road Library.

The speakers and topics are:

Monday 4 August, 1pm:
Launch of exhibition by 6th Connaught Rangers Exhibition research group: ‘Rediscovering the Belfast Nationalists who fought in World War One’.
Speaker: Siobhan Brennan Deane , 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project.

Monday 4 August, 7pm:
Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London): ‘Remembering, Forgetting and Commemorating Ireland’s Great War: Issues for Belfast’.

Tuesday 5 August, 1pm:
Fearghal McGarry (QUB): ‘“The Soul of the Nation”: Irish republicans, war and rebellion’.

Wednesday 6 August, 1pm:
Philip Orr: ‘The Great War and Unionist Memory’.

Thursday 7 August 1pm:
Margaret Ward & Lynda Walker: ‘Belfast Women and the Great War’.

Friday 8 August 1pm:
Jimmy McDermott.
‘The formation and history of the three Irish Divisions’.

For further information please visit Féile an Phobail

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World War 1 weekend, Grey Point Fort
3th - 4th August 2014

Grey Point Fort & Bangor’s Seashore FestivalStep back in time to the First World War - would you be fit enough to enlist?Come and learn about the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) Defence Heritage Project (DHP). A gun salute from the big gun will take place to mark the start of WW1. 10:30-4pm each day.

Location: Grey Point Fort, Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helen's Bay, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT19 1LE.

For more information contact 028 9185 3621 or 028 9054 3030

 

For further information please visit First World War centeranry - World War 1 weekend, Grey Point Fort

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World War 1 Commemoration : Lisbellaw, Fermanagh
1st August - 4th August 2014

World War 1 CommemorationFriday 
7pm: Seminar and book launch of people who served from the local area in the Parish Centre. 

Saturday 
10am: All day display of artefacts in the Parish Centre.

Sunday 
11am: Special morning service followed by WW1 period food lunch 

Monday 
3pm: Young people's workshops; 
7pm seminar in Parish centre; 
10pm Special Commemorative Church Service.

For more information contact 028 6638 5362 / 0796261 1856

For further information please visit Discover Northern Ireland

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WW1 Commemoration Weekend: Ballymoney
1st August - 2nd August 2014

Commemorative weekend Ballymoney 1-2 AugustPromoted by Ballymoney District & Cultural Heritage Society supported by Ballymoney Borough Council.

Friday 1st August 2014 
12noon-9.00pm - First World War, Display, Vehicles & Family fun night. Showgrounds, Ballymoney.
9.00pm-late - Nostalgic Dance - Royal British Legion, Ballymoney.

Saturday 2nd August 2014 

10.00am-4.00pm - Military display's "War Years Remembered" 
3.00pm-4.00pm - Memorial Service - To remember the Fallen 
4.15pm - Parade of Ballymoney Town - led by Royal British Legion & ex service personnel. 
7.30pm Cancer Research annual parade & collection.

For further information please visit Discover Northern Ireland

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Women and War: WW1
1st - 31st August 2014

Libraries NIIllustrating the massive changes in women’s roles and rights in the period 1914-18 and their role in World War 1. Part of Ards Borough Council’s programme to commemorate the beginning of the First World War

Venue :- Bangor Library

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Women and War: WW1
1st - 31st August 2014

Libraries NIIllustrating the massive changes in women’s roles and rights in the period 1914-18 and their role in World War 1. Part of Ards Borough Council’s programme to commemorate the beginning of the First World War

Venue :- Donaghadee Library

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The WW1 Postcards of Ernest Lister Wilson
1st - 31st August 2014

Libraries NIThe WW1 Postcards of Ernest Lister Wilson

Venue :- Libraries NI Virtual Exhibition : www.librariesni.org.ukPostcards of E LWilson

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Great war exhibition of items relating to the war. All loaned by members of the public A sample of Libraries NI stock on WW1 with exhibition
1st August - 31st August 2014

Libraries NIGreat war exhibition of items relating to the war. All loaned by members of the public A sample of Libraries Ni stock on WW1 with exhibition

Venue :- Omagh Library

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