Limerick to hold National Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday 8th July

Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, July 8th to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

This is the second year that Limerick City Council will host the ceremony which is open to members of the public to attend.  It will take place in the open area behind City Hall on Merchant’s Quay at 11am on Sunday, July 8th.

Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, the Jewish Community and the Islamic Community will conduct the multi-faith commemoration.

This will comprise prayers and readings with responses by those present. The Mayor of Limerick will lay a wreath, a minute’s silence will be observed and the National Flag will be raised.

The 12th Infantry Battalion at Sarsfield Barracks will participate in the ceremony while the musical element will be provided by Musica Sacra Chorale.  An Uillean Piper and Harpist  will also perform on the day.

The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes.

People attending the ceremony are advised to attend not later than 15 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony, seating will be limited. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Ceremonies are taking place simultaneously in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny and Sligo. The ceremony in Dublin is taking place in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks and will be televised live on RTE TV.

The event is being organised by the Community & Enterprise Department of Limerick City Council.

 

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