Remembering Gallipoli and the Castleisland Men Who Died There

Tommy Martin - remembering Galipoli and the Castleisland connections.
Tommy Martin – remembering Galipoli and the Castleisland connections.

Gallipoli and The Royal Munster Fusiliers is the title of an upcoming lecture to be delivered by local man, Tommy Martin to the membership of the Castleisland and District Culture & Heritage Society.

The event will be held at St. Patrick’s Boys’ Secondary School on Tuesday, April 5th at 7.30pm. The lecture will explore the tragedy that was the allied attempt to knock Turkey out of the First World War.

Important to Remember

The story of Gallipoli is largely forgotten in Irish history. But as a failed venture which resulted in a large loss of Irish lives, including men from Castleisland, it is important to remember it.

The lecture is lively and interesting, showing the campaign’s strategic failings together with the living conditions of the men who fought and died there.

The Kindgom in the Empire

Tommy Martin is a self employed business and financial consultant and trainer and he specialises in the design and delivery of training programmes, together with researching and drafting policy and procedure documents.

He also holds a Masters Degree in local history from UCC and is the author of The Kindgom in the Empire – A Portrait of Kerry during World War One.

Tommy is a regular lecturer at historical society gatherings and his most recent lecture was delivered to the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.