3 April 2016: Interfaith service to mark unveiling of 1916 Remembrance Wall, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

glasnevin-cemetary_750x500On Sunday 3 April 2016 an interfaith service took place at Glasnevin Cemetery. This service involved participation by all the main faith organisations where all those who died during the 1916 Rising – Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, British Army, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Royal Irish Constabulary, as well as civilians, including children, will be remembered. The Taoiseach will lay a wreath and local school children will unveil the Remembrance Wall where the names of all those who died during the Easter Rising are inscribed.

A Glasnevin Trust initiative, the Remembrance Wall was inspired by the International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette in France. This ‘Ring of Remembrance’ was inaugurated by the leaders of France, the United Kingdom and Germany. It records in alphabetical order without any distinction of nationality, rank or religion the names of soldiers from all sides who lost their lives in the battlefields of Northern France during the First World War.

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