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The Great Push

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The Loft Seven

7 Bridge Street

H91 A588 Galway

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The battle of Loos, which raged from late September to mid-October 1915, was one of the bloodiest clashes of the First World War. The British Army lost some 60,000 men in the engagement, with little to show for it when the guns fell silent. Among those killed was John Kipling, the only son of Rudyard Kipling, while another participant was poet Robert Graves, who wrote about his experiences in his classic memoir, Goodbye To All That. Gerry Conneely’s one-man show, The Great Push is adapted from the book of the same name by Donegal author Patrick McGill. McGill, then aged 24, was a stretcher-bearer with the London Irish Rifles. His account was written as the troops were waiting to go up to the front line and in the immediate aftermath of that first day’s action. The scene is set with McGill, and six comrades, in their billet on the day before battle, drinking, chatting, and singing.

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The Loft Seven

7 Bridge Street

H91 A588 Galway

Ireland

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