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Remembrance Mass for road victims to take place in Louth on November 20

1.15pm in Augustinian Church, Drogheda

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Monasterboice man Michael O'Neill started the local Remembrance Mass in memory of his daughter Fiona and her boyfriend Dominic.

Monasterboice man Michael O'Neill started the local Remembrance Mass in memory of his daughter Fiona and her boyfriend Dominic.

Monasterboice man Michael O'Neill started the local Remembrance Mass in memory of his daughter Fiona and her boyfriend Dominic.

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The annual mass to remember local loved ones lost in Road Traffic Accidents will take place in the Augustinian Church in Drogheda on Sunday, November 20th.

The date marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

The Drogheda Mass, which is now in its 16th year,  will take place at 1.15pm, and the RSA will be joining forces with members of An Garda Síochána, Louth County Council, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads.

The World Day of Remembrance was created in 2005 as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these events.

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Every year, the third Sunday in November marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

The local Mass was initiated in 2006 by local man Michael O'Neil as it coincided with the death of his daughter Fiona and her boyfriend Dominic Wogan in a tragic accident near Fiona's home in Monasterboice.

The couple died in a road crash in Drogheda in 2001, just hours before they were due to leave for Australia on the trip of a lifetime.

The first Mass, which was celebrated by Fr Iggy O'Donovan, was the only one of its kind in Ireland and attracted people from all corners of the country who came to remember their lost loved ones.

Each year the mass allows people to remember, pause and reflect on the tragedies and heartbreaks that have affected so many. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The World Day of Remembrance provides an opportunity to draw the public's attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.


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