Already they are in touch with almost fifty descendants of the brigade, and they are keen to contact more. Even if little is known or you are not sure in which battalion your relative served in, they will do the research for you or show you how to do it yourself.
Bridget Lowery, who is co-ordinating the project says: “Recruits to the Tyneside Irish came from all parts of the North East and further afield and not all were Irish or Catholic by any means. Many came from the pit villages of Durham and Northumberland and the touring exhibition we are devising will visit some of these later in the year.”
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