World War 1 memorial to be unveiled

World War 1 memorial to be unveiled

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The Clare Peace Park Initiative committee will hold a dedication service of a new memorial erected in remembrance of more than 600 Clare people who died in several war zones in battles on land, at sea and in the air during World War One.

More than 4,000 Clare men fought in various Allied armies, American, British, French and Commonwealth forces, (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa), during the years of conflict, 1914-1918.

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Also remembered are the civilians who were tragically killed during the war and all those who were bereaved by the deaths – the widows and children, as well as the parents and siblings – who suffered because of the untimely deaths of their loved ones.

The memorial also commemorates the thousands of brave combatants who survived the war, but were wounded physically or psychologically during that terrible conflict.

The committee acknowledges the contributions from private donations, Clare County Council and the Ireland 1916 to 2016 Centenary Programme towards this project.

The unveiling event will take place on Sunday November 27th at 2.00pm.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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