St. John’s Heritage Group, will host a public meeting about the proposals for development of a heritage centre this Thursday, September 26 at 7pm in St. John’s Church.
The proposed project, which will provide Drumshanbo with a shared space for exhibits, lectures and concerts, is funded by the PEACE III programme through the EU Regional Development fund.
St. John’s Heritage Centre will host a weekend of events to launch the new centre from November 8-10.
The lectures, workshops and inaugural exhibition will take the theme of Leitrim and the Great War and Senator Mooney has been invited to speak, having a great interest in the Connaught Rangers and particularly with reference to those local men from Drumshanbo who served and died in World War 1.
Senator Mooney commented, “St. John’s Heritage Group are to be complimented on this timely initiative. It comes at the beginning of a decade of commemorations remembering the significant historical events of 100 years ago. For too long the sacrifice of thousands of Irishmen who believed they were fighting for the freedom of Ireland has been ignored and it is right and proper that St. John’s Heritage Group remind us of that period in our troubled history.’
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