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Added on 12/07/2014

War Memorial GardensSaturday 12 July 2014

Commemorations in Dublin
This afternoon (Saturday) the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, will attend the Annual Commemoration and Wreath–Laying Ceremony at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge, at the invitation of the Royal British Legion. The occasion, commemorates those Irish men and women from the island of Ireland and those from further afield who lost their lives in World War I. This will be the first major event in the British Legion’s Season of Commemorations.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning Archbishop Jackson and his wife, Dr Inez Jackson, will attend the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, which will begin with a multi–faith service of prayer. The Taoiseach has requested the Archbishop to have an appropriate prayer included in religious services throughout the country over the weekend of the National Day of Commemoration.

Flower FestivalThis weekend Christ Church, Dromard, situated in the woods on the sea shore at Beltra, Co. Sligo, is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a ‘250th Anniversary Flower Festival’ which will continue today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) from 11am to 6pm.
Today (Saturday) the series of lunchtime organ recitals continues in Christ Church cathedral, Waterford. At 1pm Dr David Connolly, organist of St Michael’s church, Dun Laoghaire, will play music by Bach, Pachelbel and Mendelssohn.

The Chapel Choir of Oriel College, Oxford, will sing the services tomorrow (Sunday) in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast. Belfast cathedral’s Master of the Choristers, David Stevens, was conductor of the Chapel Choir of Oriel College for three years when he was a student there from 2003 to 2006, and the visiting choir will be conducted by Dr David Maw, who was David’s tutor when he studied at Oxford.

During the summer months there will be guided tours, stories and talks each Sunday afternoon, from 2.30 until 5.30pm, in St Doulagh’s church, Balgriffin, which is part of the Malahide group of parishes in north county Dublin. Reputed to be Ireland’s oldest stone roofed church, the building and its site span 1,500 years of history. At another historic site, Clonmacnoise, there will be a Summer Evening Service in Templeconnor church at 4pm.

On Tuesday the British Association of Jewish Students will attend Evensong in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, followed by a reception in the Deanery, while on Wednesday the former organist of St Patrick’s, Peter Barley, now based in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, will give a lunchtime recital in St Mary’s with music by Buxtehude, Hassler, Tunder, Weir and Mathias.

On Thursday evening at 8.30pm, in Kilcoole Golf Club,the Kilcoole Heritage Group will host a talk by the Revd Professor Patrick Comerford, from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, who will speak about St Thomas Myles and his role in the Kilcoole gun running. The organizers of the gun running were mainly members of the Church of Ireland, including Sir Thomas Myles whose yacht, the Chotah, was used. He was an elder brother of the Very Revd E.A. Myles, Rector of Tullylish in Co. Down and Dean of Dromore.

The 34th St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music begins on Thursday evening in Castletownshend, Co. Cork, with a recital at 8pm by Christopher Marwood (cello) and Alexander Bernstein (piano).

On Friday evening the Revd Liz Beasley, who has come from Hawaii, will be instituted to the incumbency of the Adare and Kilmallock group of parishes in succession to the Very Revd Gary Paulson who is now Dean of Killaloe. In Greystones a Flower Festival will begin in St Patrick’s church to celebrate 150 years of worship.


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