Monday 5 December 2016

March on down to Cork for a display of military might

Colin Gleeson

Published 05/08/2010 | 05:00

BRING your sword and scabbard is the message to anyone thinking of attending a military history show taking place this weekend.

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The Military History Show will run at Cork City Gaol this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.

Organisers have promised "a great day out for all the family", with live battles, a display of military vehicles and archery activities.

There will also be re-enactments of various armies and eras, complete with authentic uniforms, equipment and arms.

Military traders and dealers will be on site for collectors and a range of items will be for sale, including medals, uniforms, and helmets.

There will be medieval and Roman soldiers on show, as well as British, American and German 'soldiers' from World War Two.

"Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the event and the most authentic outfit will win a €250 shopping voucher for Brown Thomas," said one of the organisers yesterday.

"Outfits can take inspiration from any genre -- whether it's a nurse from World War Two or a 1940s war time beauty.

"There will also be a raffle, with all proceeds going to this year's chosen charity, Down Syndrome Ireland."

The event costs €5 for adults and €10 for a family.

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