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Remembrance Sunday in Boyle

A large crowd gathered in King House on Sunday morning to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities that ended the Great War 1914-1918.

Organised by the Connaught Rangers Association, the event also remembered the 127 men from Boyle who lost their lives in the great war and whose names and a brief biography were read by Paul Malpas on behalf of the Association.

After the ceremony, a memorial was unveiled in the Connaught Rangers room by Tommy Egan to commemorate the Boyle men who did not return from that war.

In attendance were many relatives who still live in the Boyle area or its hinterland today.

(Main photograph shows Boyle native Martin Higgins pointing out some of his relatives including his uncle who are named on the new memorial)

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