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Monument to shine for centenary

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will light up the Knockagh Monument on Friday 7 October to mark the centenary of the imposing landmark.

The Countess of Antrim laid the foundation stone of the County Antrim War Memorial on October 7, 1922 and this Friday a wreath laying ceremony will take place attended by representatives of the County Antrim Councils who have taken care of the monument.

There will also be the official opening of a travelling exhibition on the Monument in Carrick Museum and a talk on the architect of the monument on Friday evening.

Among those helping mark the centenary will be the Earl of Antrim, who will officially launch the exhibition on Friday afternoon.

Dr. Paul Harron, Chief Executive of the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society will be guest speaker at a talk on the architect who designed the monument, Henry Seaver.

The exhibition on the Knockagh Monument will include photographs of modern commemorations of the Battle of the Somme as well as wartime artefacts. It will run until October 13 in Carrick Museum.


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