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September 02, 2011

Athy World War 1 Convention - 9th - 11th September

plane.jpg WW 1 Convention  Fri 9th   Sat 10th & Sun 11th September
Featuring Trenches, Battle Scenes, Living History Displays…

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 a unique experience.

WW 1 Convention

In  the  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Emily Square and  Green Area

Fri 9th    Sat 10th &  Sun 11th September 2011

(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
on Fri 9th at in Athy Community Arts Theatre
  Lecturer Kevin Myers ‘Athy and The Great War’ @ 6 pm on Sat 10 th 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

Ph: 059 8633075 or call into  Athy Heritage Centre-Museum             Email:
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