Event to explore differing perspectives of WWI

Published: 17th November 2016

A free public event, ‘One History, Many Stories’, which will provide different perspectives of the First World War, will take place at Enniskillen Castle on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 7.00 pm.

Organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Rural Community Network and REACT with financial support from the Council’s Good Relations Programme, assisted by the Executive Office, the ‘One History, Many Stories’ event aims to promote understanding, respect and interaction within and among communities.

The event will include talks by historians Philip Orr, Sean Collins and Seamus Farrell, all of whom have vast in-depth knowledge on this period of history, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

Local woman, Tanya Jones will also read the famous poem, “In Flanders Field”, while Gavin King will sing a popular song of the time which reflects on the futility of war and how thousands of young men from all communities, regardless of religion or political aspirations, died fighting for freedom.

An exhibition by historian Ashley Forbes entitled ‘Postcards of the Great War’ which includes a personal collection of postcards with a focus on the Great War will also be on display at the evening. The exhibition will include letters, uniforms, images and other memorabilia from that particular period of history. The event will then be brought to close with a rendition of the ‘Last Post’.

For further information or to register to attend the ‘One History, Many Stories’ event, please contact Pauline Clarke, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged a local rate), or email goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com.

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