Town Mayor lays memorial wreath in Merrion Square

On Saturday last in Dublin, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena laid a wreath at the National Memorial in Merrion Square, during the annual changing of the guard ceremony.

The 6th battalion, based at Custume Barracks, Athlone, handed over duties to the 28th battalion who are presently based in Finner Camp in Ballyshannon.

In Ireland, the National Day of Commemoration commemorates all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. It occurs on the Sunday nearest July 11, the anniversary of the date in 1921 that a truce was signed ending the Irish War of Independence. The principal ceremony is normally held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

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