On Sunday November 11 1918, All Saints’ Church, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, held a special ecumenical service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. This included the traditional two minute silence at 11am to mark the moment at which the armistice that ended the war came into effect, and this incorporated a cascade of poppies to represent the dead of the war. Music was provided by the All Saints’ Senior Parish choir along with a bugler who and a piper.
There was also be a special exhibition in the church, by the children of All Saints’ School, remembering the animals which were used by the various belligerent forces during the war. Westmeath County Libraries exhibition, ‘World War One and the Westmeath Connection, will also be on display.
The service took place at 10.30am.
From Century Ireland: November, 1918: Ireland and the end of the First World War.