The Source Arts Centre prepares to host the Great War Roadshow

The Great War Roadshow will feature at the The Source Arts and Library Centre, Thurles on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (10am-4.30pm). Pictured at the launch of this exciting event were (from left): Mary Guinan-Darmody (Tipperary County Council Library Service), Jayne Sutcliffe (Tipperary County Museum), Dr Des Marnane, Julia Walsh (Tipperary County Museum), Emer O'Brien (Tipperary County Council Library Service) and Roisin O'Grady (Tipperary County Council Heritage Office). Photo: Andrew Shakespeare Photography
World War 1 (1914-1918) saw 210,000 Irishmen serving in the British forces - 35,000 Irish died.

World War 1 (1914-1918) saw 210,000 Irishmen serving in the British forces - 35,000 Irish died.

In this, the centenary year of the start of The Great War, Tipperary County Council’s Heritage Office and Library Service have joined forces with RTE broadcaster and historian Dr Myles Dungan to offer the public a compelling conference programme of talks and presentations on the Irish and World War 1.

The The Great War Roadshow conference will be held at The Source Arts and Library Centre, Thurles on Saturday, November 22nd (10am-4.30pm).

Speakers include Dr Myles Dungan, Turtle Bunbury author and presenter of The Genealogy Roadshow, Dr Ciaran Wallace historian and broadcaster, John O’Keeffe criminologist, broadcaster and journalist and well known Tipperary local historian Dr Des Marnane.

This event has been funded by The Heritage Council. It is free to attend, but ticketed (booking is essential).

Please contact Tipperary Studies on 0504 29278. See tipperarycoco.ie or greatwarroadshow.ie for more information.