National Day of Commemoration
The National Day of Commemoration is held on the Sunday closest to the 11th July, the date on which, in 1921, the Anglo-Irish Truce was agreed. The event will take place in Collins Barracks. It comprises of a multi-faith service of prayer and military ceremony commemorating all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
During the ceremony the Taoiseach will invite the President to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland. Other invited guests include members of the Government, Council of State, elected Representatives, the Diplomatic Corps, Judiciary, relatives of 1916 participants and a large number of Veterans’ Organisations.
The ceremony is open to the public, is held outdoors and commences at 10:45 a.m.