DONEGAL County Museum is inviting members of the public to an Armistice Day event on Friday, November 11, at 7pm to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, to end hostilities on the Western Front.
Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to four years of fighting in the First World War.
The armistice began at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
At this event, Hillary Roulston will read one of her poems, taken from her forthcoming poetry collection.
A number of letters written in the trenches by Donegal men will also be read by the museum and the 1916 film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ will be screened.
This will be your last opportunity to view the film in the county. Donegal County Museum has worked in partnership with Imperial War Museums (IWM) as part of the First World War Centenary Partnership to screen ‘The Battle of the Somme’ film at venues across County Donegal.
Admission to the event is free but places are limited and booking is required to Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 074 9124613.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served. Donegal County Museum is part of the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council.