Saturday, 24th March 2018
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The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society hosts a varied, entertaining and informative commemorative weekend in Dunmore East August 4 and 5. The events remember the rescue of a German U-Boat Commander by three Dunmore men who on the night of August 4, 1917 braved the mine-strewn waters of Dunmore East on hearing an explosion at sea. Also commemorated are the 17 crew members of two British minesweeper/trawlers and the 29 German men and boys of UC44 all lost in war action in Waterford Harbour. The weekend programme includes a memorial walk on Friday August 4 at 4 pm, and on the same day a gala memorial concert in St Andrew’s Church, Dunmore East starting at 8.15 pm, a seminar on Saturday 5 starting at 9.30 am, again in St Andrew’s, the unveiling of the memorial monument, the laying of wreaths at sea, the blessing of the boats, the presence of the L.E. Orla, all followed by a BBQ hosted by the Dunmore East Lifeboat Service at the Lifeboat Station. The Saturday afternoon events take place in the Harbour at the Lighthouse. All welcome. Tickets for concert and seminar available in village or reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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