'They gave their tomorrows for our todays'
Over 1,200 people gathered in the quadrangle of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin to remember all Irish men and women who died in past wars, or with the United Nations.
It was attended by the next-of-kin of those who died, as well as members of the Government, the Council of State, the diplomatic corps, and the judiciary.
Relatives of the 1916 leaders also attended. Some retired military personnel were moved to tears as they remembered lost comrades.
Regional celebrations were held in counties Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford.