On Sunday 9 July 2017 the principal ceremony of the National Day of Commemoration took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 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 on which the truce ending the Irish War of Independence was signed. Ceremonies were also held in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford
The military and religious ceremonies were held in the presence of the President, the Taoiseach and other members of the Government of Ireland, members of the Oireachtas, the Council of State, the Diplomatic Corps, the judiciary, next-of-kin of those who died on service with the UN, Northern Ireland representatives and a wide cross-section of the community, including religious leaders, ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen. Watch the RTÉ coverage of the 2017 ceremony.