GALLERY: Memorial event held for 500 Carlow men, women and children who died in World War I

November 11 at 11:00am marked the centenary of the Armistice and end of the war

Darren Hassett

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A memorial event was held on Sunday for the 500 Carlow men, women and children who died in World War I. 

The Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society said the names of the 500 were read out by school children from the local area.

The special commemoration for those from Carlow who gave their lives in World War I took place in the Memorial Garden. 

November 11 at 11:00am marked the centenary of the Armistice and end of World War I.

The monument was erected and unveiled in 2002 following a considerable amount of work and research by Martin Nevin, John Kenna and others and at the time was the first All-County memorial of its kind in Ireland.

Coordinated by Carlow County Council Centenary Committee the ceremony commenced at 10.50am and included the raising of the Irish flag, minute's silence, prayers of remembrance, reading aloud the names of those who died and the laying of official wreaths.