Gallant Sons & Wicklow in World War One

A talk with historian John Goodman on Wicklow in World War 1 will be held in Blessington Library on Tuesday July 29th at 7pm. 

The talk looks at a number of Co. Wicklow men and their frontline experiences as well as discussing how the war directly affected life back in Wicklow. 

In addition, the National Library’s ‘Gallant Sons’ exhibition will be on display along with Wicklow County Library’s exhibition “Wicklow’s War: the First World War in County Wickow” which reproduces items more specific to Wicklow such as correspondence and Board of Guardian minutes from 1914/1915. 

Drawn from the collections of the National Library of Ireland, Wicklow County Archives and Wicklow County Council Library Service, the exhibition aims to give an insight into the realities of the War for those who were left at home in Co. Wicklow, waiting for news from or about their loved ones. 

The exhibitions will be in Blessington Library until August 16th and in Greystones Library from August 21st to September 6th.  For more information, please contact Blessington Library on 045-891740.

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