my Adopted Soldier


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2017 Visit to Belgium

How we got here.


Fremd

"Strange" by Hannah Politycki


Einer unter so vielen

"One among so many" by Hannah Politycki


Blogeintrag

Hannah Politycki writes about her experiences on the trip to Belgium


Trip 2017
Ready to go

June is here and the second MY ADOPTED SOLDIER project is ready to go.


Trip 2017
First Meeting - Collins Barracks

Irish students selcted for the 2107 Project meet for the first time at Collins Barracks - Dublin.


my Adopted Soldier
Trip 2017

Students from Ireland & Germany to remember both sides in 2017


July 1st 2016
Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

On this special date in history, RTE remembers the "my adopted soldier" project with a 1 hour Nationwide special


'my
Adopted Student'

A poem by David Dunlop, specially written to reflect on the student's experiences on their trip to the Somme in June 2015.


'The War
to end all Wars'

An original remembrance song following the young Irish men in the Great War. Recorded in July 2015 as part of the 'my Adopted Soldier' project.


my Adopted Soldier
Press Release

Donegal Daily - article on upcoming RTE Broadcasts


My reflections
on the Somme trip

Project founder Gerry Moore looks back at an incredible and moving journey to the Somme.


Day 4
Trip to the Somme

Monday June 29th - The students travel from Ypres to Brussels for a visit to the European Parliament.


Day 3
Trip to the Somme

Sunday June 28th - The students continue their tour and travel to Ypres to visit the Menin Gate Memorial.


Day 2
Trip to the Somme

Saturday June 27th - Based in Albert, the students begin their tour around the graveyards of the Somme.


Day 1
Áras an Uachtaráin

Friday June 26th - Students meet President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin before departing to Belgium.


On my way to the Somme

On the eve of the trip, one student describes the process of researching thousands of Irish Soldiers.


The Women of the Great War

Many women served on the front lines as nurses and ambulance drivers, but what about women who fought for their country on the Home Front?


P.O.W

Pidgeons of War


'my Adopted Soldier' - at Waterford`s Medieval Museum

South East Students present their research to a packed audience in the Medieval Museum, Waterford


Project Launch - Collins Barracks

32 students representing each county of Ireland gathered in Collins Barracks, Dublin recently for the launch of My Adopted Soldier.