|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 1, 2014 at 7:50 AM||comments (1)|
GETTING A POPPY IN LIMERICK:
Poppy Appeal items are available AT ALL TIMES in ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, Athlunkard St. Limerick.
REMEMBRANCE WEEK - Remembrance Sunday falls on the 9th Nov this year and Limerick members will be out collecting for the Poppy Appeal in following Limerick locations on 7-8th November 2014. Collectors will also have the metal WW1 C...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (6)|
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on August 28, 2012 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
On the 25th August 2012 a small party of our members and friends took time out of a social visit to Belfast to honour the Sacrifice of The People of Northern Ireland during 2 World Wars. A wreath of poppies emblazoned with an Irish Tricolour was laid by our Chairman Paddy Lowe at the beautiful War Memorial in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.
Laying our wreath at this s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on August 4, 2012 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
It was a pleasure to be contacted by Australian Ian Hodson who recently discovered his grandfather, Isaac Thompson Hodson, is buried in the King's Island Military Cemetery in Limerick (Plot 87). Ian wondered if we could supply a photo of the grave.
Having photographed all these War Graves last year for The Commonwealth War Graves Photographic Project we were able to do so within minutes of his request. Ian was delighted by our response and was also moved to hear that every N...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on February 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
HEADS UP ON THIS RMFA LIMERICK EVENT:
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on January 27, 2011 at 4:08 PM||comments (1)|
It's always nice to begin a new year with good news and in 2011 we're off to an excellent start. At the 86th Annual Conference of the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland District last Saturday (22nd Jan), our very own Limerick Branch was announced as winner of "The Dis...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Our annual Remembrance Sunday Wreath Laying Ceremony took place at the War Memorial in Limerick’s Pery Square on the 14th Nov. and was well attended by veterans and general public.
After the minute silence and Last Post, wreaths were laid by the Deputy Mayor Cllr. Michael Hourigan, on behalf of the City and citizens of Limerick, and on behalf of Shannon Town by the Mayor of Shannon Cllr. Tony Mulcahy. Mr. Willy O’Dea TD and Captain Michael Hickey, representi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM||comments (3)|
Amid a great storm members of the branch travelled to Ennis in Co Clare to attend a Remembrance Day Commemoration for Clare casualties of the Great War. This is only the 3rd such commemoration to be held in Co Clare sine the 1920's and is organised by a small local group composed of relatives of the fallen, clergy and local historians who honoured us with an invitation to parade our branch standard. Attendence was hampered by severe weather and the Piper was unable to make it because as an El...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on October 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
A small group in Co Clare, comprising local clergy, historians and relatives of war victims, have formed The Clare Remembrance Day Committee and will hold a Remembrance Day Service at Ennis Cathedral in the 11th November at 8pm.
Committee member Peadar McNamara informs me this is only the third such event in the Banner County since 1929 and the the organisers are to be congratulated on a marvellous achievement.
The sarcrifice of the people of Co Clare durin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on October 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM||comments (0)|
With the Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Guards currently deployed in theatre, Afghanistan is to become even more Irish after the cabinet decision yesterday to deploy six members of An Garda Siochana to the country as part of and EU policing initiative. The selected Gardai will leave within the next few weeks and can expect a tour lasting 1 year. We wish each and every one of them all the very best of luck with their mission and a safe return to home. We know they will perform their role t...Read Full Post »