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17/09/2021

World War I project gets underway in Abbeyleix

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World War I project gets underway in Abbeyleix

In July 1917 Viscount de Vesci presented framed 'Certificates of Honour' to the families of men who were fighting on the European Continent during WW1.

Abbeyleix Heritage Company wants to commemorate this event by putting together an exhibition honouring these brave men who faced untold danger fighting for democracy.

Heritage House hold a list of those from Abbeyleix and the surrounding districts who were stationed abroad at that time.

If you want to be involved in putting this exhibition together and have certificates or any other memorabilia from this era e.g. photos, clothing, medals then the staff in Heritage House would love to hear from you.

Please contact Paula at 057-8731653 if you can help or have any questions.

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