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2013 National Day of Commemoration Ceremony


The annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will be held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, as well as at seven locations across Ireland. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, 14th July, commencing at 10.30 am.

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin will be attended by the President, the Taoiseach, the Government and the Council of State, as well as members of Dáil and Seanad Éireann, the Diplomatic Corps, the Judiciary and Northern Ireland representatives.

The next-of-kin of those who died in past wars or on UN service and a wide cross-section of the community including ex-servicemen's organisations, as well as relatives of the 1916 Leaders, have also been invited.

The ceremony will be open to the public and persons wishing to attend should arrive at Royal Hospital Kilmainham before 10:15 a.m.
The ceremony will commence with a multi-faith service of prayer, after which the President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland. A representative body from the Defence Forces will also be on parade.

Commemoration Ceremonies will also be held in the following locations and will commence at 11.00 am. Members of the public wishing to attend should arrive from 10:30 am.

CORK Fitzgerald's Park, Cork

GALWAY: The Quadrangle, National University of Ireland, University Road

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny. **11.30HRS

LIMERICK: Limerick City Hall, The Promenade, Merchants Quay, Limerick

MAYO: Mayo Peace Park, Castlebar, Mayo ** 13.00HRS

SLIGO: Sligo Borough Council, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo. ** 11.30HRS

WATERFORD: Bishops Palace Museum of Treasures, The Mall, Waterford **11.30HRS

(The above Regional Ceremonies are commencing at 11.00 am, unless otherwise stated. Members of the public wishing to attend should arrive approx 30 minutes before the start of formal ceremony.)