Join Pages Of The Sea In Dundrum This Sunday


Danny Boyle invites you to join him on 11th November to mark 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War.

Join thousands of people across the UK and Ireland celebrating events to say thank you and goodbye to those whose lives were taken or changed forever by the First World War.

Pages of the Sea is a tribute to John McCance from Dundrum and all the people who fell in WW1.

On Murlough Beach, County Down from 8.30am the portrait of John McCance from Dundrum, a casualty from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises at 10.30am, be washed away as the public take a moment to say a collective goodbye.

Rifleman John McCance was born in Dundrum, enlisted in Downpatrick and died at Passchendaele. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, along with 35,000 others.

Music will be provided by Mourne Community Choir and the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

At 10.30am there will be a special reading of a new poem by poet Carol Ann Duffy, written especially for the event.

The National Trust is offering free parking will be available at the main visitor car park at Murlough National Nature Reserve, adjacent to the start of the boardwalk which leads to the beach. The cafe will also be open for hot drinks and refreshments.

In Partnership with: UV Arts