Limerick to host Day of Commemoration

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Ninth year Limerick will honour her war dead.

Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration ceremony on Sunday 14 July 2019 to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

This is the ninth year that Limerick City and County Council will host the ceremony, which takes place at 11am in the courtyard area in the grounds of the Corporate Headquarters at Merchant’s Quay.

The National Day of Commemoration takes place on the nearest Sunday to 11 July, the anniversary of the date in 1921 that a truce was signed ending the Irish War of Independence.

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Michael Sheahan will lay a wreath honouring those who lost their lives, the National Flag will be raised and a minute’s silence observed.

The military and multi-faith ceremony is open to members of the public, with a guard of honour provided by the 12th Infantry Battalion based at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick while representatives from the various religious communities in Limerick will lead the prayers and readings.

The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes. People attending the ceremony are advised to attend not later than 15 minutes beforehand as seating will be limited. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Other ceremonies are taking place nationwide, while the main national ceremony is taking place in Collins Barracks, Dublin.

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