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On Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019 Cork Branch Secretary Gerry O'Meara provided a display of his fascinating collection of artefacts, mainly from World War I, and some World War II items at Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Cork. The collection is related to Gerry's book, Lorrha People in the Great War, a rich and carefully researched account of this Tipperary town's connection to WWI. 

ACTIVITIES

Welcome to our newest page! This page will track branch activities (exhibitions, conferences, trips etc) as they are announced and archive past activities for the past 12 months.

Display of Militaria

On Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019 Cork Branch Secretary Gerry O'Meara provided a display of his fascinating collection of artefacts, mainly from World War I, and some World War II items at Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Cork. The collection is related to Gerry's book, Lorrha People in the Great War, a rich and carefully researched account of this Tipperary town's connection to WWI. 

A review of Gerry's book will be added soon.

Proposed WFA visit to Belgium

The Cork Branch of the WFA are considering organising an Irish-themed visit to Belgium to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Messines, which took place on 7 to 14 June 1917. It is envisaged that the visit will take place over the weekend of 6/7 June and will be either three or four days in duration. It will include detailed tours and analysis of the Battles of Messines, Aubers Ridge and Third Ypres (Passchendaele), a visit and ceremony at the grave of Major Wille Redmond, a visit to the Island of Ireland Peace Park, the town of Messines (and its museum) the village of Wytschaete, and an Irish themed ceremony at the Menin Gate.
 

It is envisaged that those wishing to take part will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation in Ieper (Ypres) arrangements (advice/information regarding same will be available). This will enable people to make arrangements that will suit their own budget. Transport will be available each day in Ieper (Ypres) to travel to the various destinations and cost for this will be dependent on the numbers travelling.
 

To facilitate planning, expressions of interest are sought from individuals who would like to travel. People wishing to do so can contact the secretary of the Cork Branch, Gerry O’Meara, at: gerryo@gerardomeara.com