Church of Ireland Notes from “The Irish Times”

War Memorial Gardens Islandbridge

Saturday 8 November 2014

This weekend the centenary of World War I will provide an additional focus for the annual remembrance services and related events throughout the Church of Ireland.

Today (Saturday) the Bishop of Cork and Dean of Cork’s First World War Centenary Initiative will be held in St Fin Barre’s cathedral. Cork people are invited to bring photographs of ancestors who died or fought in World War I to the cathedral to be scanned and included in the visual memorial adjacent to the Heroes Colum. In Dublin, at 2.30pm in St Matthew’s church, Irishtown, the historian, High Patrick Lynch will give a lecture, ‘Worship, Welfare, War’ , while in Julianstown, Co. Meath, there will be Church Open Day with an exhibition and presentations on the parish and World War I, including the Royal Meath Regiment. In the evening at 8pm St Patrick’s church, Greystones, will hold a commemorative evening entitled ‘Softly March Away’. Written and presented by Irish Times journalist, Peter Murtagh, the evening will be centred on the 22 men whose names are recorded on the parish’s memorial tablet.

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