Saturday 24 February 2018

Ceremony for 95th anniversary of 1916

Defence Forces personnel, including a brass band, a pipe band and representatives of the Army, the Air Corps, the Naval Service and the Defence Reserve will take part in a commemoration ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

The ceremony, which will take place in Dublin city centre on Easter Sunday, will also include an Air Corps fly past. It will be led by the President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Defence Minister Alan Shatter.

The National Flag will be lowered at noon and the 1916 Proclamation will be read by an Officer from the Defence Forces. The president will then lay a wreath to commemorate those who died in 1916 and a minute's silence will be observed.

The Minister for Defence will host a reception for invited guests after the ceremony.

Members of the public are invited to attend and should be at the GPO by 11.15am. Large video screens will be erected to relay the ceremony.

Irish Independent

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