We honour our deceased relatives on the Square in Fort Camden at 1100hrs Sunday 11th November


The Memorial Garden at Fort Camden

Following Germany signing the Surrender in 1918 it was agreed that at exactly 1100hrs on the 11th day of the 11th Month the Guns would fall silent ending WW1 exactly 100 Years ago this November

Over 200,000 Irish participated in the War and 30,300 is recorded by the Commonwealth War Commission but it is estimated that over 47,000 Irish Died others serving in others Allied Armies, Australian, Canadian and USA

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.

A special ceremony at exactly the Hour WW1 ended will be held at the Memorial Garden at Fort Camden where many Irish marched off to War. This is organised by the Irish Naval Association to honour all who died in WW1.

The Fort Camden Committee have agreed it is an exacellent idea and support our efforts, in particulare the relatives of our members who died in WW1. I know there are other organisations who will look to participate and all would be welcome

There are many things we will do on the Sunday to make it a memorable Day, everyone in attendance who lost relatives in the War will have an opportunity to place a cross in the memorial Garden to honour the relative, and his name and a short detail of his death will be read while the cross is placed in the Garden. As this is the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1 I would presume it will be the last major ceremony to be held.

At approx 1200hrs following the commemoration ceremony our Naval Chaplain Fr. Des Campion will conduct a religious service which if the local Vicar is also available it will be an ecumenical service

To end the Day on Sunday 11th November at 2000hrs we will host a Black Tie Dinner in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Music provided courtesy of the Carrigaline Court Hotel.



As the Sun goes down we will remember them


The morning of the Armistice


Some background to the deaths in WW1 of relatives of our members

Lt Cdr Jimmy Deacon's Wife commemorates her Grand Uncle

Sean Brennan's Grand Uncle

Liam Lyons Uncle killed 5 weeks before WW1 ended

Terry Cummins Grand Uncle lost at Sea 4th August 1915

Tony Murray's Uncle Killed in Gallipoli 1915

John Walsh remembers Family Cousin died in WW1

Mick Moore's Great Grandfather

Con Donovan,s Grandfather

Matt Comiskey's Uncle Patsy

Paddy Hurley's Relative

Jack Power's Grand Uncle

Roy Skinner

Pat Brosanhan's two Grand Uncles died in WW1



We visit Relatives WW1 Graves


Photo's of our Flanders Trips


1....Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines

2....Willie Mynes lays a wreath at the Menin Gate

3....Our second visit to Peace ParK Messines1999

4....Matt Comisky an Family lay a wreath for their Uncle Patsy at the Theipval Memorial

5....Beautiful WW1 Memorial Garden opened at Fort Camden 2016

6....2nd visit to Belgium

7....The Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines 1998

8.... Guillemont and Ginchy

9.... Certificate presented to Matt in Guillemont

10....Matt Comiskey's Uncle Patsy killed in WW1

10.... The sad Story of Roy Skinner and hid search for the Grave of a WW1 Scottish Soldier

11.... Former UN Soldier Gerard O'Halloran and his acheivement in having a memorial in Ennistymon

12....Peace Park at Messines

Videos:-

Video1....Video1. Opening of the Island of Ireland Peace Park Messines 1998

Video2....Video2. Con Donovan's first visit to his Grandads WW1 Grave

Video3....Video3 Guests at the Peace Memorial and ceremonies at Menin Gate 1998

Video4....Video 4 Ceremony at Guillimnot and Ginchy

Video5....Video5 Matt Comiskey lays a wreath at the Theipval Memorial