Kilkenny & the Somme – replica trench & Remembrance Ceremony

As most of you know this year is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The battle lasted 141 days and during that time 126 soldiers from Kilkenny lost their lives. Many others fought in the battle and either survived the war or lost thier lives during the two years of war still to […]


Trip Report: Day 3, 10th April – France – St. Omer, Somme, Thiepval

Today we headed into northern France. Our first four stops of the day were to cemeteries where many of our Kilkenny fallen were buried including some of the relatives of our own committee. The first stop was Trois Arbres Cemetery in Steenwerck, France. This is quite close to the Ireland of Ireland Peace Park we visited yesterday […]