Limerick to mark National Day of Commemoration

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LIMERICK will mark the National Day of Commemoration on Sunday, July 14 to honour those 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 at council offices in Merchant’s Quay.

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

Mayor Michael Sheahan will lay a wreath honouring those who lost their lives, the tricolour will be raised and a minute’s silence observed.

A guard of honour provided by the 12th Infantry Battalion from Sarsfield Barracks while representatives of the various religious communities will lead the prayers and readings.

The ceremony will last around 45 minutes and those attending should arrive before 10.45am as seating will be limited. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.