The fear of his first battle with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers remained with Bill for the rest of his life. It was a bloody affair in which a victory of sorts was secured but at a high cost. Many of his Battalion were killed or captured.
The poems were inspired by my tours of duty as a United Nations Peacekeeper with the Irish Defence Forces in South Lebanon and Kosovo.
Dublin was full of mourning, and on the faces one met there was a hard brightness of pain…
In this series Dr Kildea examines the part played by the Irish during the Gallipoli campaign, looking in particular at the landing on 25 April,
News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material
Despite initial success in the seizure of Chocolate Hill, the Irish would suffer greatly at the hands of determined Turkish defenders
The exhibition features many poems inspired by events during the poet’s tours of duty as an Irish United Nation’s Peacekeeper
This episode looks at a number of the battles in which the Irish fought alongside the Australians and New Zealanders in the struggle for the heights.
As someone who has relatives who died at Gallipoli and in the Somme, I have an appreciation for how these men and their legacies were overlooked in Ireland for decades.
On the 26 August 1914, as a member of the 12th Battalion, G Company, Captain Joseph Lalor sailed aboard Transport A7 Medic from Fremantle for overseas duty.