The National Day of Commemoration will be marked by a number of ceremonies across the country today. The President and Taoiseach will attend an event in Dublin at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks. It will honour Irishmen and women who died in past wars or on service with the UN.
Six locations across Ireland will host events for the National Day of Commemoration, President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as well as members of the Government and Council of State will attend the main ceremony at the National Museum Collins Barracks in Dublin.
Also represented will be members of the Diplomatic Corps; Judiciary and Northern Ireland representatives. Family 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 President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland. Commemoration Ceremonies at different times will also be held in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.
Proud to attend Peacekeeping Memorial Ceremony @UN HQ. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar laid a wreath in the presence of An Tánaiste & Min for Defence to commemorate the 87 @defenceforces personnel & 1 @Garda who have given their lives in the cause of peace. @irishmissionun #IrelandUNSC pic.twitter.com/5lLMK2JdLG
— DF Chief of Staff (@DF_COS) July 2, 2018
Perfect day for the commemoration. pic.twitter.com/myBBnTmLCx
— Military Archives (@dfarchives) June 24, 2018