THE impact of losses in small towns during the First World War will form the basis of a talk by Dr Clodagh Tait of Mary Immaculate College on Wednesday, July 1. The talk will focus on one specific town in Cork, whose own tragic loss captures the overall impact of the war in Ireland. Dr Tait has extensively written about death, burial and commemoration in late medieval and early modern Ireland, Britain and Europe. Her lecture, which is part of the Stand Up & Fight Summer 2015 series, begins at 6.30pm in City Hall, Merchant’s Quay. Refreshments will be provided and entry is free.