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Donegal remembers Great War citizens 02.09.14

A GROUP set up to remember the 8,000 Donegal people who served in the First World War have been "inundated" with requests from victims' relatives.
The County Donegal War Memorial Group said members of the public across the county are keen to find out about relations who served in the various Irish regiments during the 1914 -1918 conflict.
The group aims to erect a permanent war memorial to all the Donegal men and women who were killed in action.
Committee secretary Sean McClafferty said: ''It really is very sad when one considers that out of the 8,000 plus men and women from across Donegal who went to war in 1914, over 1200 of them never came home.
"One Donegal home lost four sons, four homes lost three sons, 38 homes lost two sons and one home lost two daughters.
"It really is now time in this the centenary year of the conflict to give them the honour that they so richly deserve'."
Mr McClafferty added: "We are very keen to hear from members of the public who have ideas or suggestions and indeed from individuals who wish to get involved and assist us in our ultimate aim.'' For more details call 085 8068057.
Meanwhile, a number of free events across Donegal are being delivered by Monreagh Heritage Centre to examine the involvement and personal wartime stories of those who were involved in World War I.
Monreagh Heritage Centre Carrigans: Monday, September 8, 7.30pm
Donegal Town Family Resource Centre: Tuesday, September 9, 7.30pm
Milford & District Resource Centre: Wednesday, September 10, 7.30pm
Finn Valley Centre Stranorlar: Monday, September 15, 7pm
Ionad Teampaill Chróine Dungloe: Thursday, September 18, 7.30pm
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