Francis Ledwidge Graphic Novel

A graphic novel exploring the life of Francis Ledwidge and his experiences leading up to and throughout 1916 and the First World War generally. 

Developed by the Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project, in conjunction with Revolve Comics, the short story charts some of the experiences of Ledwige, including his time stationed at Ebrington Barracks in Derry, and his role in the British Army as a nationalist. 

In printed form, the novel sits back to back with the story of acclaimed Omagh born poet Alice Milligan. 

The comic book is just one of a number of resources being developed for the Creative Centenaries project, including other publications on the Easter Rising, Battle of the Somme and sinking of the Lusitania.  The resource has been designed with an education pack for use at a Key Stage Three audience with background information and interactive learning tasks designed around each story. To access printed copies of the comic book, email: