|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM|
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 Electricity Board linesman he was required elsewhere in the county to restore power outages. Undaunted. Mr Peadar McNamara steered the proceedings without fault and a wreath was laid on behalf of the people of Clare by Cllr. Brian Meaney (Green Party). The keynote speaker was the distinguished Irish Army Officer Col. Micheal Shannon (rtd), a founding member of the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines and Director or the Irish Peace Institute. The Clare Remembrance Day Committee are doing a marvellous thing by their reestablishment of remembrance in Co Clare and plans for a prominent Memorial within the town are advanced. Well done to all involved (Photo credit: Caroline Duffy).
Members of Limerick Branch pose with keynote speaker Col. Micheal Shannon (front right) and the Irish Great War Society in uniforms of Irish Regiments of the Great War.