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Mountmellick marks World War I Armistice centenary with series of events

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter


Mountmellick was among the towns around Laois that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The town's World War I Research & Commemoration committee organised a fundraising event to pay outstanding costs of Mountmellick's memorial outside the town's library.

The fundraiser featured a screening of ‘Journey’s End’ the highly rated 2018 film about the war, on Thursday November 8 in the Balcony Cinema.

On Friday, November 9 in The Forum Hostel there was a coffee morning to review Mountmellick’s part in the War.

On Sunday, November 11 wreaths were laid a the World War I memorial to mark Armistice Day. Later that day there was a spoken word evening of remembrance for those who served and lost their lives from the area.

Photographer Denis Byrne covered the November 11 wreath laying.