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Seventh year Limerick will honour her war dead

Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration ceremony on Sunday 9th July 2017, to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

This is the seventh year that Limerick City and County Council will host the ceremony, which takes place at 11am in the courtyard area in the grounds of the Council Buildings at Merchant’s Quay.

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Stephen Keary will lay a wreath honouring those who lost their lives, the National Flag will be raised and a minute’s silence observed.

The multi-faith ceremony is open to members of the public, with representatives from the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, the United Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, the Jewish Community and the Islamic Community leading the ceremony of prayers and readings.

A guard of honour will be provided by the 12th Infantry Battalion based at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick.

The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes. People attending the ceremony are advised to attend not later than 15 minutes beforehand as seating will be limited. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Other ceremonies are taking place nationwide, while the main national ceremony in Dublin is taking place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and will be televised live on RTÉ.