NLI to commemorate Battle of the Somme with series of events

The National Library of Ireland will host a series of free events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme throughout the month of July.

The programme will be headlined by ‘Words and Music from the War’, an evening of readings and music relating to World War I.  The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, will participate in the readings, and will be joined by Kevin Boushel, Niall Ó Sioradáin and actor Cathy Belton to present a selection of poems and letters from the NLI’s collections. This event will take place at 8pm on Wednesday, 6th July.

Further events include public tours, film screenings and a panel discussion with History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham.

Information and bookings details are available on the Current Events section of the library website, and in Press Releases.  

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