Updated News 2019 Victories –
21st February at 7.30pm in the Dobbs Room
Carrickfergus Town Hall
21st February at 7.30pm in the Dobbs Room Carrickfergus Town Hall for a viewing of ‘Victories’ a short film looking at the final days of WW1, when Otto a decorated German fighter pilot is shot down behind enemy lines. There will be a short presentation on the RAF and the opportunity to have a Q&A with the producers.
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Updated News 2019 WW1 Engagement Centres Festival –
‘Legacies of the First World War’ Shared Heritage -
Legacies of the First War, 18th – 24th May 2019
What’s it all about?
To mark the end of the Centenary of WW1, a week of free public activities and events will be held across Northern Ireland, on the theme of Shared Heritage. The idea is to bring together heritage groups, projects and stakeholders to share experiences of exploring the legacies of WW1. These legacies connect the past with the present and we want to use Shared Heritage as a way of connecting communities from all across these islands, to help deepen our understanding and appreciation of the war in Britain and Ireland and its significance to us today. Our week-long Shared Heritage events are open to all, and cover topics such as archaeology and landscape, drama and creative arts, digital technologies, museums and exhibitions, led by the ‘Living Legacies 1914-18’ engagement centre and our partners.
Updated News 2019 Book Launch –
28th February at 19:00 - 20:30
Public Reocrd Office of Northern Ireland
PRONI is delighted to host the launch of A Long Week In March: The 36th (Ulster) Division in the German Spring Offensive, March 1918 by Michael James Nugent. This will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 7 pm.
During the titanic Battle of the Somme, no other Division came close to the successes of the brave officers and men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. On the 21st of March 1918, bloodied and bruised after their valiant actions at the Somme in 1916 and at Messines, Langemarck and Cambrai in 1917, the Ulster Division faced near annihilation when they bore the brunt of the Spring Offensive.
Bent, beaten, but not broken, the 36th fought with uncanny courage and determination, at the cost of many lives. This book tells their story and explores how their actions on that week prepared them for the final days of the Great War.
For more information or to book please click here.