following the signing of the Surrender of Germany in 1918 it was agreed that at exactly 1100hrs on the 11th day of the 11th Month exactly 100 Years ago the Guns fell silent and WW1 ended.
Over 200,000 Irish participated in the War and 30,300 is recorded by the Commonwealth Commission but it is estimated that over 47,000 Irish Died.
We have many members in our Association who lost relatives during the Great War the War to end all Wars and as you can see from the links below we have honoured and participated on many occassions at home and abroad.
It is my intention to organise a special ceremony at exactly the Hour WW1 ended by havinfg a ceremony at Fort Camden where many Irish marched off to War. This will be organised by to the Irish Naval Association honour to all who died in WW1.
The Fort Camden Committee have agreed it is an exacellent idea and support our efforts.
A lot to be done between now and November but I will leave no stone unturned to honour the Irish and our own relatives who died in WW1.
I Have provisionally booked 30 Rooms in the Carrigaline Court Hotel for 3 nights Fri/SaT/Sun with a Gala 4 course dinner on Sunday as part of our commemoration ceremony. The Hotel have also agreed to provide music on the Sunday night. I will hire a coach for the Sunday to take us to and from Camden and also hope to organise a trip to Spike on Saturday. Naturally we will have some guests at the Dinner and intend inviting the Flag Officer and his Wife and Fr.Campion.
Initally I would need to know how many would like to book the weekend, There is many things we will do on the Sunday to make it a memorable Day, and Mass in Camden is also intended
1....Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines
6....2nd visit to Belgium