Candlelit procession in Kilkenny to commemorate end of World War I

A number of events planned for days ahead, including Sunday - Armistice Day

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WWI Memorial

A short ceremony of remembrance with songs featuring a bugler/ piper and wreath laying will take place at the War Memorial

A number of events have been announced by the Kilkenny Great War Memorial Committee to mark the centenary of the ending of World War I over the coming days.

The first of these is the Ireland and Kilkenny Stories and Facts World War I Exhibition, featuring Gallopili Irish stories with Kilkenny’s sacrifice by parish and county. Admission is free. The exhibition began yesterday at Loughboy Library, and finishes on Friday, November 16.

The second event is an Ecumenical Service and Procession of Light, which takes place on Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11 at St Canice’s Church, on Dean Street.

Kilkenny Unity Singers and CBS Primary Boys Choir will sing, while poetry will be read and a minute’s silence will be observed when the bell will toll. This event gets under way at 4.30pm.

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It will be followed by a Procession of Candlelight from the church through the streets to the new World War I Memorial at Peace Park. There, a short ceremony of remembrance with songs featuring a bugler/ piper and wreath laying will take place, accompanied by the extinguishing of a memorial flame.

One hundred LED candles will be supplied, and people can carry one to remember a relative or someone who served. The first 100 people present will receive a candle to carry, so arrive early. This part of the event is outdoors so please dress appropriately. More information is available from 086- 3369080.