United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough

General

12.06.2019

Anniversary of D–Day Landings Marked in Glenageary

Anniversary of D–Day Landings Marked in Glenageary
Rector, the Revd Gary Dowd, with the standard bearers at the service commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D–Day Landings. (Photo: Patrick Hugh Lynch)

The 75th anniversary of the D–Day Landings was marked in St Paul’s Church, Glenageary, on Saturday morning (June 8). The Service of Commemoration was led by the Rector, the Revd Gary Dowd, and coordinated by the Dun Laoghaire branch of the RBL Ireland. The address was given by journalist and writer, Kevin Myers.

The diplomatic corps included the ambassadors of Britain, Australia and New Zealand and the service was attended by RBL president Lt Colonel Ken Martin, chairman Brian Duffy and vice chairman Brian Crawford. There were a number of standard bearers and the service was also attended by a number of veterans.

St Paul’s Parish Choir led the singing and they sang ‘For the fallen’ during the act of remembrance which included the Last Post, the Exhortation, Kohima Epitaph and Reveille.