|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on October 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM|
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 during the Great War was no less than any other place yet no public war memorial to these men has ever been erected. The committee has plans afoot to build a Clare Peace Memorial in remembrance of all Clare citizens who have given their lives in war. Clare casualities in the 20th centuary were: WW1 - 700, Spanish Civil War - 2, WW2 - 45 and the Korean War - 4.
photo by Brian Duffy