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    Soldiers and Civilians
    Experience and Memories of the First World War

    A day of talks exploring the experience of soldiers,
    nurses and civilians during the First World War
    and how the War has been commemorated across Europe.

    National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History

    Saturday 25th October 10am – 5.15pm

    Tickets €10 / Concessions €7

    Booking essential
    "Fellow-soldiers of the Irish Republican Army, I have just received a communication from Commandant Pearse calling on us to surrender and you will agree with me that this is the hardest task we have been called upon to perform during this eventful week, but we came into this fight for Irish Independence in obedience to the commands of our higher officers and now in obedience to their wishes we must surrender. I know you would, like myself, prefer to be with our comrades who have already fallen in the fight - we, too, should rather die in this glorious struggle than submit to the enemy." Volunteer Captain Patrick Holahan to 58 of his men at North Brunswick Street, the last group of the Four Courts Garrison to surrender, Sunday 30 April 1916.