Remembering those from Kilkenny who died at the Somme

The Kilkenny Observer would like to thank Mary Anne Maher for the photos.

On Sunday July 3, members and supporters of The Kilkenny Great memorial committee gathered at Kilkenny’s Peace Park.

The annual commemoration of The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, has become a special day in the city.

The battle was fought during the First World War from 1 July to 18 November 1916.

Gathering at the Great War memorial, at The Peace Park, a special commemoration took place to remember those from Kilkenny who died at the Somme.

The short ceremony focussed in particular on the one hundred and twenty six Kilkenny people who lost their lives during the Somme battle.

The remembrance consisted of poetry, prayer, music and wreath laying.

Representing Kilkenny Council were Pat Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach, and David Fitzgerald Mayor.

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