National Day of Commemoration – Sunday 10 July 2016

Throughout Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration, An Lá Comórtha Náisiúnta, took place on Sunday, 10 July 2016. The principal event was held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Events were also held in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Galway. The purpose of the commemoration is to remember all …

Commemorations 100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme

Since its inception in 2012, the Decade of Centenaries programme has sought to be measured and reflective in commemorating significant events that shaped the history of the island of Ireland during this decade one hundred years ago. The offensive on the Somme, in the Picardy region of northern France, formed …

HMS Caroline and the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916

Commodore Hugh Tully (NS) and Commodore Martin Quinn (RN) at the ceremony. On 31 May, a wreath laying ceremony took place on Alexendra Docks, Belfast, honouring 10,000 Irish personnel who served in the Royal Navy and Mercantile Navy during the First World War. In parallel, the refurbished HMS Caroline was …

International Peacekeepers Day and Wreath Laying Ceremony – 29 May 2016

Sunday, 29 May 2016 marked the United Nations Annual International Peacekeepers Day. To mark the occasion, the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) conducted its Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at its Memorial Garden in Arbour Hill.  International Peacekeepers Day was established to honour the memory of the United Nations peacekeepers …