Tydavnet Historical Society will host a talk on Wednesday, 7th March at 8pm in the Scotstown GAA Complex Social Club entitled “The Long Journey Home”. On May 7th 1922, the steamer Millwater arrived at Dublin with the remains of sixty Irish-American soldiers, casualties of the First World War. The United States government was responsible for transferring the remains of the men from the battlefields of Europe back to their native homes across Ireland. Five of the caskets came to County Monaghan, two of which returned to Urbleshanny graveyard in Scotstown – these were the remains of John Corr, Sheskin and Terence McAree, Aghaboy North. The fascinating story of these two men will be recalled on the night by researchers Seán Corr and Plunkett Nugent, who have gathered material on the early years of both men, their emigration to the United States, their military service in the United States Army and their final journey back to their native home four years after the end of the war.  This is a very interesting and sad tale of a local nature, involving both sides of the Atlantic, don’t miss it!

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