Somme showcase event to take place in Irish Street

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The Irish Street Community Association will be holding a special shared remembrance showcase event at the community centre this Friday, May 6.

‘War Years Remembered’ will focus on both the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising.

It will take place from 10am to 1pm and will be followed by lunch.

“Come along and enjoy hearing about the real stories of those involved in the pivotal events of 1916,” said Claire Russell, the Irish Street Centre manager.

According to David McCallion of ‘War Years Remembered’: “Our mission is to bring history alive for all generations, giving both young and old a greater understanding of life during all the conflicts both on the battle field and on the home front.

“The items from within the collection will be available for children to access both in and out of school via the online museum database.

“World War 1 and 2 are now covered in the curriculum and I feel our children are missing out, as we do not have our own Imperial War Museum here in Ireland.

“Hence the collection is now a mobile museum which I take through out the United Kingdom and Ireland to both schools and public events to give both young and old the hands on approach to history.

“Our past is their future and preservation is our goal, so that future generations well be able to benefit from the work that

“War Years Remembered has done through its restoration and preservation scheme.

“We are presently trying to secure a base museum which, with the right funding will be a very unique War Museum.” Please get in touch with the Community Centre to book a place in advance for catering purposes.

Contact the centre directly on 028 7131 8357.

If you are interested in hosting a similar event contact David McCallion by emailing

You can also phone 02893 354125