Local History by Seán Beattie

The Border, WWI

WW1 Conference – the Border Counties and WW1

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A major cross-border conference will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 3 October on the border counties and WW1. It is organised by the Ulster Local History Trust and Monaghan County Council.

Lectures will include nationalism and recruitment, Cavan’s Roll of Honour, PRONI records, the story of 7 Monaghan brothers who enlisted and the fate of Belgian refugees who fled from Europe and set up the Belbroid lace factory which thrived.

There will be an exhibition from the Belbroid, a reading of war poetry, booksellers, and a debate. Fee – £15/ 20 euro incl. refreshments. Opening at 9.30, close 4.30. See brochure to book or www.ulht.gov.uk.

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