01 Oct 2022

Mayor of Limerick to lead ceremony of remembrance to mark impact of Covid-19 locally

The Remembrance ceremony will take place at City Hall

The Remembrance ceremony will take place at City Hall

A SPECIAL ceremony of remembrance and reflection to mark the impact of Covid-19 will take place in Limerick later today. 

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler will lead the ceremony which will take place in the courtyard at the rear of City Hall at Merchant’s Quay.

The ceremony, which begins at 1pm, will remember those who lost their lives during the pandemic to date and will pay tribute to those who contributed to the fight locally and nationally against the virus.

Representatives from all sectors who had to work through the pandemic will be in attendance and the public are also invited to attend. 

This ceremony will represent an opportunity for the people of Limerick to pause and reflect on all those who have been affected by, or lost their lives, during the pandemic. 

The ceremony will also include contributions from the main faiths across Limerick, a special wreath laying ceremony and reflective readings and song and an address from the Mayor.

Commenting ahead of the event, Mayor Daniel Butler said: "The past two years has been a very difficult time for many. We have lost many people and our lives have been severely hampered due to the pandemic. This ceremony is a time for us to reflect on the past two years and how our lives have changed as a result and how we came together as communities to help each other."

The mayor added: "It also gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to all the frontline workers across all sectors of society for their dedication and hard work throughout the pandemic and indeed now as we learn to live with the virus."

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