About the Event

Beating retreat at Enniskillen Castle to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

Irish Defence Forces to perform alongside Royal Irish Regiment.

The event commemorates the actions of the 36th (Ulster) Division and the 16th (Irish) Division at the Battle of the Somme.

It brings together for the first time in Northern Ireland the Irish Defence Forces Army No.1 Band and the Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Irish Regiment.

Every county on this island was touched by the war and this is a unique history-making occasion to commemorate the actions of the two Divisions through the combined musical talents of the Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Defence Forces.

The Beating Retreat is a standing-only outdoor event with gates opening at 5pm and the performance commencing promptly at 6pm. Admission is by ticket only, priced £8 each, and are available from the Inniskillings Museum reception at Enniskillen Castle, through the museum’s online shop at www.inniskillingsmuseum.com or by calling the museum office on +44 (0) 28 6632 3142.

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