Battle of the Somme

John Dooher will deliver a talk on how the First World War impacted on Strabane and its people at Strabane Library on June 15. 

In early August 1914, when reservists were called up for military service, the local UVF and Irish Volunteers met up and marched together to the railway station to cheer off the troops going to war.

Enlistment was relatively high in Strabane in the early years of the war and it was often held up as an example to other towns. However, as the casualty lists grew, the political climate began to change. Then in 1916 came the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. 

Free entry. 


Event Details


Strabane Library
1 Railway Street
BT82 8EF


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Free entry