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Historical weekend on Leeside

Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 4:52pm

Are you interested in history? The Cork City Military Show takes place this weekend and the event will feature re-enactors portraying militias of many time periods, from the Romans to present day militias. 

There will also be regulated battle re-enactments with displays of military vehicles and equipment, and many specialist traders in militaria will also hold exhibits.
The event will take place on Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August from 1.30-5.30pm on both days at the Cork Showgrounds.
The event started out seven years ago with four organisers. 
The event organiser Martin McAree said: "There was no military show in Cork at the time and we decided to give it a go." 
Now, the event is in its seventh year and has raised over €10,000 for Cork charities.

This year, the show is supporting the Simon Community, which provides services for homeless people. The event has supported the Simon Community for the last two years and have raised €3,000 for the organisation to date. 
Martin continued: "Personally, I think it's important to support any event that supports the homeless given the current housing crisis. If you're interested in history, there's 2,000 years of history, from the Romans to modern militia. 
“You’re also supporting the Simon Community. Every bit we can make we pass on,” he said.

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