Knockaloe Centre for WW1 Internment:
Visitor Centre & WW1 Civilian Internee Database

100 years ago over 23,000 men moved into our small village. Help us to tell their, and our, story

Although the Visitors Centre is now closed for the Winter period, our research work continues throughout.  

Please contact us to share your family story by email

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100 years ago, on 17 November 1914, over 23,000 internees, such as Josef Pilates, together with their guards, including Archibald Knox, started moving into Knockaloe Farm, Patrick Village.

A registered charity company limited by guarantee has been set up by the community of Patrick Village to use the old Patrick Schoolrooms to develop an on-site Visitors Centre and web based Archive to bring this very human aspect of Patrick Village and Island history to life.
The exhibition will use the latest technology to collate the stories of the internees, guards and village members, by reaching out to their descendants around the globe, via the internet, 100 years later.

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