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#Somme

# somme - Saturday 2 July, 2016

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'
# World War One
# World War One

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 8,581 Views 53 Comments

More than 3,500 Irish soldiers perished in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

# somme - Friday 1 July, 2016

President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary
# Centenary
# Centenary

President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Jul 1st 2016, 8:59 AM 17,211 Views 45 Comments

Today marks 100 years since the start of the four-and-a-half month battle which left over one million dead or injured.

# somme - Thursday 30 June, 2016

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
# France
# France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

Jun 30th 2016, 10:49 AM 10,125 Views 70 Comments

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

# somme - Monday 28 July, 2014

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One
# World War One
# World War One

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One

Jul 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 899 Views 24 Comments

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

# somme - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck

Jan 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 13 Views 49 Comments

Tour guide John Gibney says Ireland should recognise the events being marked over the coming years as vital parts of our heritage, and not just as opportunities for tourism.