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WORLD WAR I CONVENTION ATHY

 

WW 1 Convention
In  the  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Emily Square and  Green Area
       Fri. 9th    Sat. 10th &   Sun. 11th September

Athy Heritage Centre-Museum is community based relying primarily on grants and local sponsorship for it operational costs. We  have over the years gained extensive experience in assisting and promoting heritage and culture on a local and international level. This is yet another new initiative we are undertaking  to encourage cultural tourism.


Due to the phenomenal interest in World War 1 the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum is hosting a World War 1 Convention.  It will be a 3-day event however; the Interactive Battlefield plus workshops will be open to the public, schools and groups until 7th October 2011.

The Convention itself will provide a thought provoking angle on WW1. The event is design to give both the visitors and locals a greater understanding of the Great War and its effect on Co. Kildare and highlights its historical association with Athy. 


Consisting of an interactive battle field inside the Heritage Centre-Museum, workshops, outdoor displays of living history to include a field hospital, exhibitions, a drama and a lecture which will take place in the local hotel followed by refreshments, all of which will encourage public interaction at local level and give the visitor an unique experience.

WW 1 Convention
In  the  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Emily Square and  Green Area
       Fri 9th    Sat 10th &   Sun 11th September
(Note: The Interactive Battlefield plus workshops will be open to the public until 7th October 2011)


  Drama ‘March Away My Brothers’ by Brendan MacQuaile: Irish Soldiers and Their Music in the Great War. Fri 9th at 9.pm in Athy Community Arts Theatre
  Lecturer Kevin Myers ‘Athy and The Great War’ @ 6 pm on Sat. 10th Sept. in the Carlton  Abbey Hotel.            
    Living History - Full line up outdoor featuring Lord Edwards Own and  many  other Irish Re-enactors
    Displays, Workshops- Recruitment Office.
    Military Historian on site to help you trace your ancestors.

Interactive Battlefield Scene in Athy Heritage Centre-Museum from Sat. 10th Sept. to Fri. 7th October  2011
        Walk through Trenches.
        Head Quarters
        Battle scenes to include full scale crashed replicas of DR1 Triplane and  Mark 1 British Tank.
       Exhibits -Uniforms, Medals, Trench Art & Military Memorabilia
   

Inquiries/Bookings:
Ph: 059 8633075 or call into  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum                     
 www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie. Email: athyheritage@eircom.net 
Group bookings taken

WW 1 Convention in  the  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Emily Square and  Green Area, Fri. 9th, Sat. 10th & Sun. 11th September


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