WW1 Exhibition opened at Ballymote Community Library

WW1 Exhibition opened at Ballymote Community Library County Librarian Donal Tinney, Historian Simone Hickey, Leas Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor, Eithne Murphy Ballymote Community Library

Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor officiated at the opening of a WW1 exhibition in Ballymote Community Library on Wednesday.

Councillor Taylor said ‘The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day has provided us with a great opportunity to remember and acknowledge the men and women who fought and died during the Great War.  Over 35,000 Irish people died during 1914-1918 fighting in this war, over 600 from Co Sligo; 53 were from Ballymote – They will be remembered here on the Ballymote Memorial Wall at Ballymote Community Library over the coming weeks.

This exhibition is recognising those 53 men – and commemorating all the other people from Ballymote who had family who fought and died, or fought and returned, from WW1 – and displays various pieces of WW1 memorabilia.’

Councillor Taylor thanked Historian Simone Hickey and the staff of Ballymote Community Library for their work in preparing and hoisting the exhibition.