Wreaths are laid each July in the National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in memory of Irish losses in the Battle of the Somme and the Great War.

 

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, laid a wreath on behalf of the Government at this year’s event. Wreaths were also laid by diplomatic representatives, ex-service organisations and other bodies.

 

The ceremony was arranged by the Royal British Legion with the co-operation and assistance of the State.

 

Watch RTE’s report on the event here.

 

From History Ireland: The history of the National War Memorial Gardens. 

 

Information on the Royal British Legion in Ireland can be found here.

 

Photos of the Event – Click to View

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