Tyneside Irish Brigade

Recruiting volunteers for a “memories” project

The Tyneside Irish Cultural Society is still interested in recruiting volunteers for our project that launched in April 2021. We are looking for descendants of members of the Tyneside Irish Brigade to share their memories with us. The project used the memories, photographs and memorabilia relating to the lives of Brigade members to create an exhibition and accompanying booklet that toured the North East of England during 2021.

The exhibition travelled to a variety of smaller, more isolated communities across the North East, reaching diverse audiences with an identifiable Irish heritage.

The project is still working to this day, with a genealogy group meeting weekly in the library on Thursdays at 1pm. New members are always welcome!

If you think you might be interested and would like to join our group of volunteers to develop your skills in family history research and war records research, please get in touch via the contact details below:


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Bridie Lowery

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Tyneside Irish Brigade

104 years ago the silence of a summer morning was broken and the barrage of the heavy guns gave way as the gallant men of Tyneside climbed over the top and headed into battle. Over 5,000 Brave men of Tyneside; gallant men; each one a hero.

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