Wreaths Laid at National Service of Remembrance in St Patrick’s Cathedral

By Lynn Glanville

Wreath Laying at St PAtrick's

Hundreds of people filled St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon (Sunday November 9) for the annual National Service of Remembrance. The service was televised live on RTE for the first time and the President was represented by his Aide de Camp, Col Brendan McAndrew.

Also present was the Lord Mayor of Dublin,
Christy Burke, the Tánaiste, Minister Joan Burton, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of the Defence Forces and many veterans and their families. The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson and Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Raymond Field were in attendance.

The congregation was welcomed by the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Very Revd Victor Stacey and the service was introduced by the Dean’s Vicar, the Revd Charles Mullen. Lessons were read by Tom Burke, MBE, Chairman of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers’ Association and Peter Murtagh, journalist with the Irish Times.

Wreaths were laid at the Tree of Remembrance in the cathedral’s north transept by Col Brendan McAndrew, the Tánaiste and Geoffrey Medcalf, national Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion.

The address was given by the Revd Peter Rutherford, Rector of Julianstown and South Drogheda, a former Assistant Chaplain General of …read more

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