Commemoration Ceremony 2018

National Day of Commemoration Ceremony

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 Sunday, 8th July at 1.30pm at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.

Attending the ceremony will be local public representatives, Members of the Defence Forces, Religious Leaders, Community Representatives as well as next-of-kin of those who died in past wars or on UN service, a wide cross-section of the community including ex-servicemen's organisations.

The ceremony will include prayers to be recited by representatives from the various church leaders in Sligo, the laying of a wreath by Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker, observance of a minute’s silence and raising of the National Flag.  Music will be provided by Sligo Concert Band and Olivia O’Hanlon accompanied by Donal Gray. 

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker encouraged the people of County Sligo to attend the ceremony ‘This is a very special event for our community, especially for families of Members of our Defence Forces.  The ceremony presents an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice those brave men and women who lost their lives in past wars, and also to show our appreciation to the current members of the Defence Forces.’