Softly March Away – Greystones and the Great War

By Lynn Glanville

Greystones WW1 Poster

St Patrick’s Church in Greystones is holding a World War 1
commemorative evening on Saturday November 8. Entitled Softly March Away –
Greystones and the Great War centres around a war memorial tablet in the church which bears the names of 22 parishioners who were killed in the war.

Written and presented by Irish Times journalist, Peter Murtagh,
the evening will highlight the men’s stories – who they were, where they lived and how they died. Among them were an international rugby player, medics, a journalist, a cross country athlete, at least one career soldier, a forestry worker, a solicitor and a husband.

There will be musical accompaniment by mezzo soprano Dara McMahon, baritone Rory Musgrave and pianist Svetlana Rudenko who will perform songs of the era.

The remembrance evening in the church gets underway at 8.00 pm.
Tickets cost €10 each and are on sale from the parish office of St Patrick’s Church, Mooney’s Shop on Trafalgar Road, Greystones and Greystones Antiques by the Dart Station. They will also be available on the door on the night if there are any remaining.

Proceeds from the evening will go to the parish funds and there will be a retiring collection for the Royal British …read more

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