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On August 4 1914, Lt Col Henry Jourdain, Commander of the Connaught Rangers in Renmore Barracks, Galway, received mobilisation orders which changed the lives of thousands of families throughout the city and county. Urgent appeals for recruits were sent out. Hundreds of young men began arriving from all over Connacht. Temporary military camps were set up outside the barracks to cater for the recruits.
On Saturday November 10, the eve of the centenary of the armistice which ended WWI, Galway City Museum will host a special lecture on The Great War of 1914 to 1918.
IN GERMANY, just after The Great War, grieving Anna comes across a young Frenchman, Adrien, laying flowers at the grave of her fiancé Frantz.
In 1917, the Irish artist William Orpen was appointed an official war artist and sent to the Western Front with a strict brief from the British War Office as to who and what he was to paint.
IN 1917, the Irish artist William Orpen was appointed an official war artist and sent to the Western Front with a strict brief from the British War Office as to who and what he was to paint.
Fighting for 'King and country' was never a great motivation for Irishmen to fight in The Great War, but there was motivation to be found in the form of the payment of separation allowances to the dependents of servicemen.