World War 1: Three Dublin Family Stories

Hello everyone,

 

We have a talk coming up this Thursday 14th December at 7:00 pm at Ballyroan Library, entitled World War I: Three Dublin Family Stories.

 

This talk coincides with the "Passchendaele and Messines - a South Dublin Perspective" exhibition which runs from the 2nd of December to the 22nd at Ballyroan Library.

 

WWI is usually spoken of in terms of the statistics of the numbers killed, the conditions of battle and the imagery of men going over the top to their deaths. However the availability of documents online and elsewhere can throw light on the circumstances of the next of kin of those who died. The families who were left behind, in many ways, are forgotten victims of the Great War.


David Power, of South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Section will tell the stories of three Dublin families, two from Tallaght and one from the City Centre, who lost their next of kin in the Great War.

 

If you would like to attend, please book your place at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/world-war-one-three-dublin-family-stories-tickets-38677669952

 

Best wishes,

 

The Staff of Ballyroan Library