Centenary of 1916 on Sunday 24th April

Centenary of 1916

Centenary of 1916

Waterford City and County to commemorate  the Centenary of 1916  on Sunday 24th April, 2016

The Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. John Cummins invites the people of Waterford to attend ceremonial events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, which will take place in both Waterford City (at the Mall)  and Dungarvan (at Civic Offices)  on Sunday, April 24th at 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. respectively. On the centenary of the Easter Rising, this is an opportunity for the people of Waterford City and County to mark the events that took place on this date one hundred years ago.
The events will be ceremonial in format and attended by members of the defence force who will raise the Tricolour and read the  Proclamation. The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John Cummins will lead the laying of wreaths. The ceremonies will be dignified and respectful as befits such a commemoration.
Centenary of 1916

Tugann an Méara, Comh. Seán Ó Cuimín

Agus Baill Chomhair le Cathrach & Contae PhortLáirge

cuireadh do phobal  PhortLáirge chuig na searmanais oifigiúla atá á reachtáil chun comóradh
a dhéanamhar Chéad Bliain ó Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916,

ar an Domhnach, 24 Aibreán 2016 ar a 11.30r.n. ar

An Meal, Cathair PhortLáirge

agus ar an Domhnach 24 Aibreán 2016 ar a 3.00i.n. ag

Na hOifigí Cathartha, Dún Garbhán

The Mayor, Cllr. John Cummins

& Members of Waterford City & County Council

invite the people of Waterford to the official flag raising ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary
of the 1916 Rising, which take place

on Sunday 24th April 2016 @ 11.30am on

The Mall, Waterford City

and on Sunday 24thApril 2016 @ 3pm at

The Civic Offices, Dungarvan

There will be an extensive civic element to the  programme with the attendance of representatives of  the naval reserve, the army reserve, the Order of Ex Servicemen, An Garda Siochána, the Civil Defence, the emergency  and rescue  services.
The programmes in Waterford City and Dungarvan will include a number of the City and County bands, Cór Fear na nDéise and the Voice Over Ladies Choir who  have commissioned songs commemorating 1916.
Chair of the Commemoration Steering Committee, Mr Ger Crotty said “The ceremonies will be a great opportunity for the Waterford Community to mark this historic occasion, bringing together all generations as will be reflected by the presence of  relatives of those involved in the Rising from County Waterford  and children who will lay flowers in memory of all those who died during the Rising. We hope to have as wide an attendance as possible from all sections of the public to make it a special Waterford Commemoration.”

Commemoration Ceremonies , The Mall, Waterford City  and Civic Offices Dungarvan 24th April 2016


City / Dungarvan

Musical Entertainment by Waterford Bands
Participating Units on Display
Honour Guard on Parade
Reception of Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. John Cummins by Honour Guard
Inspection of Honour Guard by Mayor
Commemorative Raising of National Flag
Performance by Voice Over Choir with specially composed song to commemorate 1916
The National Flag Colour Party advance onto Parade Area.
Sounding of Salute to the Colours
Raising of National Flag
Raising of the Starry Plough and Flag of the Irish Republic
Mayor’s Welcome Address and Opening of Ceremony
Lowering of National Flag, Last Post, Reveille, National Anthem
Ecumenical Prayers of Remembrance
Laying of flowers by children to remember all those who lost their lives
Reading of Proclamation
Laying of wreath by Mayor of Waterford City and County
A minute’s silence
Last Post
National Flag brought to full Mast
Playing of National Anthem
12.30/4.00      Close of Ceremony