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This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

RELATIVES OF THOSE who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations will join together as part of the National Day of Commemoration on Sunday.

The President, the Taoiseach and the Council of State will be in attendance at the main ceremony in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham which will be open to the public and begins at 10.30 am.

Relatives of 1916 leaders have been invited and there will also be representatives from Northern Ireland in attendance.

The ceremony will commence with a multi-faith service of prayer, after which the President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland.

There are also official commemorations being held in a number of areas throughtout the country. They are:

  • Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork.
  • NUI Galway.
  • Kilkenny Castle.
  • Limerick City Hall.
  • Sligo City Hall.
  • John Condon Memorial, Cathedral Square, Waterford.

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