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National Day of Commemoration – Galway City Ceremony


National Day of Commemoration – Galway City Ceremony

National Day of Commemoration – Galway City Ceremony

The National Day of Commemoration local ceremony for Galway City, honouring all those Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, was held on Sunday July 10th 2022 at City Hall.The National Day of Commemoration occurs on the Sunday nearest July 11 annually – the anniversary of the date in 1921 that a truce was signed ending the Irish War of Independence. Galway City shares a significant relationship with the Defence Forces, as home to Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa Barracks in Renmore.

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, the Ceremony was scaled back from arrangements in previous years. The Ceremony was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Galway City Council, Councillor Mike Cubbard; members of the Defence Forces from Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa Barracks; the Bishop of Galway, Michael Duignan; and Cllr Terry O’Flaherty. A wreath was laid by the Deputy Mayor to honour those who died in past wars or on service, at home or abroad.

Similar Ceremonies took place nationwide in Dublin, Limerick, Kilkenny, Cork, and Waterford.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Cubbard lays wreath

Guard of Honour

Bishop Michal Duignan, Cllr Terry O'Flaherty, Deputy Mayor Cllr M Cubbard, Commandant Brian Connolly, Ailish Rohan, Galway City Council

 

Pictured are Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan, Cllr Terry O'Flaherty, Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Cubbard, Commandant Brian Connolly and Ailish Rohan, Galway City Council