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Rededication of the National Army Monument Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

The Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., the Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mr. Micheál Martin T.D. and the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, will attend a ceremony to rededicate the National Army Monument in honour of soldiers of the National Army who died during the Civil War in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin at 11.00 am, on Sunday 30th July 2023.

Outline of the Ceremony

a. Arrival of the Tánaiste and Minister for Defence (Military Honours)

b. Arrival of the Lord Mayor (Military Honours)

c. Arrival of the Taoiseach, Military Honours and inspection of Guard of Honour

d. Introduction by the Chief of Staff

e. Musical Piece

f. Poetry Piece

g. Unveiling of Monument

h. Soloist performance

i. Prayers by DF Chaplain

j. Honour Guard on parade

k. Wreath Laying (4 Wreaths)

l. One minute of silence

m. Piper's Lament

n. Last Post

o. National Flag raised to full mast

p. Reveille

q. National Anthem

r. Ceremony concludes and reception

Members of the media are invited to attend. There will be excellent opportunities for photographs throughout the ceremony and interviews with Defence Forces military archives personnel and family members of the soldiers of the National Army who died during the Civil War will take place after the ceremony concludes.

Should you wish to attend, please confirm the name of the journalist / photographer / cameraperson that will be attending before close of business Friday 28th July to

Date/Time: Sunday, 30 July 2023, 11.00 am (media should arrive by 10.30 am)

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin - D11 XA32

Point of Contact: Commandant Gemma Fagan, Defence Forces Press Officer -  087 248 2130.