Ceremony to take place in Limerick to honour war dead

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, is to lay a wreath this Sunday in honour of those Irish men and women who died during past wars or while on service with the United Nations.

THE Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, is to lay a wreath this Sunday in honour of those Irish men and women who died during past wars or while on service with the United Nations.

He will lay the wreath during a ceremony which will form part of the annual day of commeration. The ceremony will begin at 11.30am on Sunday at the green area, located at the rear of City Hall.

Limerick is hosting the event, as 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the first such ceremony which is held annually at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin.

The multi-demoninational ceremony will comprise of prayers and readings with responses from those present.

The mayor will lay a wreath during the ceremony and a minute’s silence will be observed and the national flag will be raised.

The 12th Infantry Battalion, which is based at Sarsfield Barracks, will also participate in the ceremony while the musical element will be provided by The Watch House Cross Community Choir, the Mid West Vocal Academy and the Boherbuoy Band.

Members of the public are invited to attend the event and those attending the ceremony, are being advised to arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.