Remembering Kilkenny’s fallen World War 1 soldiers
SPECIAL events are taking place in Kilkenny today to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.
Thousands of local soldiers fought in the Great War, many of them never returning home.
A service will be held at 11am this morning at St Canice’s Cathedral, which will begin with 35,000 poppies floating down from the ceiling.
At 4.30pm there will be an ecumenical Service of Remembrance in St Canice’s Church, followed by a Procession of Light with 100 candles to the War Memorial in the Peace Park, where wreaths will be laid and a ceremonial flame extinguished.
The ecumenical service has been organised by the Kilkenny Great War Memorial Committee. Music will be provided by the Unity Singers and the CBS Boys’ Choir.