City ceremony remembers those who died in past wars

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Honour Guard from Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa Barracks marching into position at the National Day of Commemoration local ceremony for Galway City on Sunday. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure

A ceremony has taken place in Galway city honouring Irish men and women who have died in past wars or with the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.

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

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 event was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Galway City Council, Councillor Mike Cubbard and members of the Defence Forces from Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa Barracks.

At the Ceremony at City Hall was Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Cubbard who placed a wreath. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure

The Bishop of Galway, Michael Duignan and Cllr Terry O’Flaherty were also in attendance at the ceremony.

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.