Commemorating Irish soldiers who fell in World War I

Wreath laying and commemoration at the National War Memorial Gardens to remember the Irish soldiers who fell during WWI

On July 12, the French Ambassador to Ireland Mr Jean-Pierre Thébault was remembering the Irish soldiers who died in France during the First World War. Commemorating their sacrifice, the Ambassador laid a wreath during the annual commemoration ceremony organised at the National War Memorial Gardens of Islandbridge.

The ceremony is organised on July 12 to remember the battle of the Somme to which took part the 36th division of Ulster, the 16th division of Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Rifles, the Royal Irish Fusiliers, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Regiment as well as battalions from the Tyneside Irish Nothumberland Fusiliers.

The National War Memorial Gardens
French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault with Irish veterans
Wreath laying at Islandbridge
Wreath laying at Islandbridge
French Ambassador meeting Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan TD

Published on 23/09/2014

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