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November 11, 2008 in General, News

Oliver Murphy of BelvedereTwo students from Belvedere College, their teacher, and Oliver Murphy, historian and college museum curator were on ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ on Tuesday 11 November, the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day. Oliver Murphy was in studio while students Cillian Hanratty and Richard McDonagh and teacher Tom Doyle were on the phone from Messins, Belgium. They were part of a group of 15 students from Belvedere, from Banbridge Academy in the North, and from Belgium who had spent four days there reliving the experiences of soldiers in the First World War. They even spent a night in the trenches. Oliver Murphy recounted the stories of Belvedere pupils and staff killed in the war, and moving excerpts from letters of Chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ were recounted. To hear the broadcast, click here; then click on ‘Today with Pat Kenny’. It begins at 1hr 08mins.