Littleton National School to honour war time hero

The cast of Littleton N.S. school play Heroes and Ghosts  The Life and Times of Larry Slattery. The cast will perform the play on 7th May.
Littleton National School will perform a repeat performance of the play ‘Heroes and Ghosts – The Life and times of Larry Slattery’ on Thursday 7th May at 8 p.m. in the Muintir na Tíre hall, Littleton.

Littleton National School will perform a repeat performance of the play ‘Heroes and Ghosts – The Life and times of Larry Slattery’ on Thursday 7th May at 8 p.m. in the Muintir na Tíre hall, Littleton.

The play was first performed last February and following the enthusiastic response of all present on the night it was decided to do one more performance in May.

The play is based on the fascinating life story of local wartime hero, Larry Slattery, who became the first and longest serving prisoner of war in World War II.

This will be the last opportunity to see the play live, so please come along and avail of this final chance to enjoy the play.

On the same evening, prior to the play, the school will unveil a commemorative plaque in honour of Larry Slattery. The unveiling will take place at 7.30 p.m. sharp outside the Muintir na Tíre hall, the old school building where Larry’s father, Michael, was headmaster for 18 years.

Again, all are welcome to join the school children and members of the Slattery family at this celebration.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1945 and Larry Slattery’s return to Littleton as a liberated prisoner of war.

So, what better way to celebrate the anniversary than to attend the planned events at Littleton on this Thursday evening!