Longford Great War Armistice Centenary
Remembering the people of Co. Longford impacted by the war
Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, also known as the Armistice. In Co. Longford, we will commemorate this historic occasion with a series of events to remember all those from Co. Longford whose lives were impacted by the Great War: members of Allied armed forces, volunteers in the nursing and Voluntary Aid Detachments and civil posts, and in particular the families of all those who participated, who were left to pick up the pieces after the war was over.
1st World War Day Memorial
Remembrance Sunday the 11th November 2018
St. John's Church of Ireland, Church Street, Longford - 10am
Cenotaph, Market Square - 11am
Order of ceremony at the Monument
This will begin at 11am sharp, please gather from 10.45am onwards.
1. Welcome and introduction of VIPs and order of ceremony by MC Pat Mc Gann
2. Mr. Hugh Farrell. O.N.E will read the list of names of Longford people who lost their lives in the war in 1918
3. Ecumenical service
4. Reading of the Fallen
Wreath laying ceremony
a. Chairman County Council on behalf of the People of longford
b. Chairman municipal Council
c. On behalf of the women and families of those who served in the war Councillor’s Peggy Nolan and May Sexton
d. ONE Chairman
f. Wreath On behalf of fallen comrades
g. Relatives invited to lay wreaths.
5. Reading of The Soldier
6. 1 Minutes silence
7. Followed by a lone piper lament
8. Last post and reveille
9. Raising of the National Flag.
10. Followed by the Longford pipe Band playing the National Anthem
11. Chairman Longford County Council will speak on behalf of the People of Longford.
12. Chair Person O.N.E.
St. Mel's Cathedral - 11.30am
To be followed by a procession led by the Longford Pipe Band and Peter Keenan Branch O.N.E. to St. Mel's Cathedral for a Remembrance Mass.
Temperance Hall, New Street - 11.30am - 4pm.
Longford & the Great War Exhibition, featuring information on Longford people who participated in the Great War at Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, the Arabian Campaigns and with the US Army. This will be open to the public from 11.30am.
Light refreshments served for ceremony attendees.
To find out more about the Longford people who participated in the Great War, please visit our online database of Longford military personnel, longfordatwar.ie.
This project is supported by Longford County Council, the Peter Keenan Branch of the O.N.E., Creative Ireland - Longford and the Heritage Council under the County Heritage Plan Fund.