Book on war veterans to launch on Centenary Community Day  

by Rose Barrett
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The Centenary Community Day will be hosted on Saturday,  August 26 at the Killester Garden Village from 12 noon, writes Rose Barrett.

Hosted at the Middle Third Green, the event will also include a book launch of a publication entitled ‘The Lives of Great War Veterans and their families’.

The book and event are organised by Killester Garden Village Committee which is the largest Irish WW1 ex-servicemen housing estate on the island of Ireland, with 289 homes for heroes built by both British and Irish administrations.

The book will be launched by the Minister of Housing Darragh O’Brien TD, and the afternoon will include children’s fun games, music, historical displays, vintage cars, library and much more.

To celebrate Killester Garden Village’s one hundredth anniversary, the book was researched over the last 9 months by two WW1 researchers, Nigel Henderson and Michael Nugent and consists of a brief history of the estate and a biography of every WW1 ex-serviceman and family on the estate.

Also present on the day will be representatives from the British, French, Belgium and Turkish Embassies.

“We’d like to invite members of the public and so many involved in Killester and across the border to come and enjoy the day, and to get a copy of the book! All welcome on the day,” said a spokesperson for Killester Garden Village. Sunday, August 26 from 12 noon.

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