Remembrance 2014 in Pearse Street Library

Pic: Pearse Street Library

Pic: Pearse Street Library

Pearse Street Library will be holding an evening steeped in the history of the First World War, with readings, music and poetry, remembering people in Ireland affected by it.

Irish poet and playwright Paula Meehan will be reading a selection of poetry in keeping with the theme of the evening; Tom Burke, MBE, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association will tell the story of Private Christopher Roger, a soldier from Bishop’s Street, and the effect of the War on him; The Ukuhooligans, a ukulele band made up of members of Ireland’s UkuHooley community, and the Ringsend Singers will perform music and songs from the period; Dominic Nolan will play Reveille and The Last Post on the trumpet; and four students from Mount Carmel Secondary School in Kings Inn Street will give readings, reflecting their impressions of the War.

Former chair of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, Gary Kilgallen will compere the evening, which takes place on Thursday the 23rd of October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Admission is free, but booking is advisable. To reserve a seat, call (01) 6744888 or email

By Aimée Mac Leod

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