Ceremony to recall those who died in past wars

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations will be held on July 8 at 11.30am in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle.

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations will be held on July 8 at 11.30am in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle.

This is the second year that Kilkenny Borough Council will host the ceremony, which is open to members of the public to attend.

Attending the ceremony will be local public representatives, members of the Defence Forces, religious leaders, community representatives and next-of-kin of those who died in past wars or on UN service and a wide cross-section of the community including ex-servicemen’s organisations.

Ceremonies are due to take place simultaneously in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Sligo.