Remembrance Day commemorations coming up at Mayo Peace Park

The Annual Remembrance Day Mass for Mayo, will take place in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar at 12pm, on Sunday, November 11. The annual Armistice Day wreath laying ceremony will take place in the Mayo Peace Park, at 1.30pm, immediately after the mass. The special guest speaker for the occasion is the Rt, Rev Patrick Rooke, the Church of Ireland, Bishop of Tuam, and Killala and Achonry. Everyone is invited to attend these events.

March Away My Brothers

The Mayo Peace Park committee will host the highly recommended period play March Away My Brothers at the Linenhall Theatre, Castlebar on Thursday November 22.

Written and performed by Brendan McQuaile, it follows the journey of a young man named Laurence Kelly, from Bridgefoot Street, in Dublin’s Liberties, up to the Christmas truce in 1914. The title is taken from the poem written in 1922 by George Chesterton Duggan, in memory of his brothers George and Jack who were killed on the same day in August of 1915, near Suvla Bay, on the Turkish peninsula. The play and the poem itself help one to understand the role that music played in the lives of troops out on the front lines. Many of the popular songs of the time are included as an integral part of this unusual and entertaining play.

 

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