Ceremony honours Great War dead

Ceremony honours Great War dead
The Carrick-on-Suir Branch of the Organisation of Ex-Servicemen and Women (ONE) remembered those who died in all wars, EU and UN missions at their annual Mass and wreath laying ceremony for deceased ONE members last Sunday.

The Carrick-on-Suir Branch of the Organisation of Ex-Servicemen and Women (ONE) remembered those who died in all wars, EU and UN missions at their annual Mass and wreath laying ceremony for deceased ONE members last Sunday.

The Mass was celebrated in St Nicholas Church by Fr Bernard Hughes and the wreath laying took place at Carrick Heritage Centre.

This was a day of remembrance held in conjunction with the Carrick-on-Suir Great War Remembrance Group, who read out names of soldiers from Carrick-on-Suir and district who died in World War 1. A special tribute was paid to them and all who died in the Great War as this year commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the conflict’s outbreak. Past ONE members who died in wars or in EU or UN missions were also remembered and prayed for.

At the Heritage Centre wreaths were laid at the memorial plaque, speeches made and prayers said for all who suffered and died in war. Several local people laid wreaths in memory of their relatives.

ONE branches from all over Munster were represented at the commemoration, which was attended by a large number of locals, Senator Denis Landy,Cllr. Kieran Bourke, Carrick Municipal District Council Chairman Cllr. Eddie O’Meara, Mattie McGrath TD, Carrick Brass Band, members of An Gardaí, the Waterford Branch of the British Legion, the Waterford Branch of the Naval Association, Civil Defence, Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue Team, FCA and IUNDA.

The ONE thanks Fr. Bernard Hughes for the lovely Mass and Canon George Cliffe for the prayers in the Heritage Centre, trumpet player Mr. Dwyer from Carrick Brass Band and piper Finbar McCarthy.