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Coláiste Lorcáin

Castledermot

Athy

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Book Launch: The Forgotten. A Secret History of The Men and Women from Castledermot and District who served in World War One.

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The Venue for this is at Coláiste Lorcáin's School Gymnaseum.

“This is neither a eulogy nor an apology for these men and women, forefathers of our families, friends, and neighbours who decided of their own volition to be part of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters ever witnessed. It was unfortunate for them and a shame on us all that they did not afterward neatly fit into our local or national history narrative.”

In this beautiful and poignant book, Gerard Whelan has uncovered the lives and deaths of the men and women from Castledermot and district who fought in the Great War. Their reasons for going were many. For some, there would be no return and, for those who came back, life in the newly independent Ireland would offer little or no sympathy. The Forgotten is a deeply moving and extensively researched work that brings the parish of a century ago back to life - reminding us, as the author says at the end of each autobiographical section, that the lives and deaths of these women and men are not forgotten. Nor should they be.


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A Secret History of The Men and Women from Castledermot and District who served in World War One.

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