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Armistice Day in Sligo
November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Armistice Day 2018 (November 11th ) marks 100 years since the cessation of the Great War 1914 – 1918.
An estimated 5000 men from Sligo, (or of immediate Sligo origin) were volunteers during the Great War. Building on war records research by Sligo historian Simone Hickey currently details 602 of these men lost their lives during the conflict or subsequently because of the injuries they suffered. Five civilians including two women also perished.
To recognise and acknowledge the loss of all 607 lives from Sligo county during this catastrophic conflict, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company is organising a large scale public arts participation event which will take place on Armistice Day 2018.
The event will commence at eleven minutes past eleven – the moment armistice came into effect 100 years ago. It will take the form of a silent dignified procession of 607 participants from Sligo city centre to The Great War monument overlooking the town at the junction of Mail Coach Road and Pearse Road