The annual Remembrance Service will take place at 10.30 am in Christ Church, Gorey. It is one of many remembrance events happening across Co. Wexford to mark the end of World War I (1914-1918).
“It is exactly 100 years to the day when the guns fell silent on the horrors of the Great War,” says Canon Mark Hayden, Rector of Gorey Group of Parishes.
“Immediately after the service this year the war memorial for Gorey town and district will be unveiled whilst the bells of Christ Church will join in with churches all over the world in the Peal for Peace.
This will recreate the moment in 1918 when churches all over the world rang their bells to cry out for peace and to remember all those lost in the war. All are very welcome to attend this service and please do let people know about it.”
ARMISTICE DAY – St. Iberius Church, Wexford
There is a special Centenary Commemoration of Armistice Day taking place in St. Iberius Church, Wexford, at 10.30 am.
This will be a United Service for The Union of Parishes. The service will be broadcast live from St Iberius’ Church on South East Radio.
A peal of hand bells will sound immediately following the minute of silence during The Act of Remembrance. The peal of bells, which will sound from churches across the countryside and in the countries holding Remembrance Services on this day will sound as a Cry for Peace in the face of war and violence as it exists in the world today.
The guest preacher is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ferns, The Most Revd. Dr Denis Brennan, DD. Revd. Fr Aodhán Marken, Adm, Wexford, will attend.
The Loch Garman Band will provide the music to accompany the hymns and will also play Nimrod from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Benedictus by Karl Jenkins, The Last Post and The Reveille.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – KILLURIN CHURCH
There will be a Remembrance Service in Killurin Church on Sunday at 7.30 pm. Hymns and Act of Remembrance will be accompanied by members of the Loch Garman Band. All are welcome.
CRAANFORD REMEMBERS 1918-2018
A Commemoration Service takes place in Craanford at 10.30 am Sunday Mass to mark the end of the Great War. Following Mass there will be a parade to the graveyard led by a piper and wreaths will be laid at the World War I memorial. All are welcome.
LONE PIPER AT DAWN IN NEW ROSS
Outside St. Mary’s Church, New Ross, at 6 am a lone piper Bryan McMahon of New Ross Pipe Band will play When the Battle is O’er. 1.000 pipers round the world will play this moving tune at 6 am their local time to commemorate the signing of the peace accord.
ENNISCORTHY REMEMBERS GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Cllr Willie Kavanagh, Chairman of Enniscorthy Municipal District, will unveil a commemorative plaque in memory of all those from Enniscorthy and district who fought and died during 1914-1918.
It takes place at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, following a Remembrance Service in St. Mary’s Church at 11.30 am.
ADDITIONAL AUDIO; The song SOLDIER SOLDIER sung by Yvonne Breathnach and Barrowside from New Ross was composed by the group and pays tribute to the men and women of World War One. It is one of three songs on a new CD recently launched on the Armistice Day label.