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A PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE As we gather to remember the Leaders of 1916, mindful of their dreams, their sacrifice and their love for Ireland, we dedicate ourselves once again to work for a more just, inclusive and environmentally friendly society. We give thanks to our loving God, for the political and religious liberties and the......

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A Remembrance Prayer for Ireland Easter Sunday – 12 April 2020 Father Seamus Madigan (Head Chaplain, Defence Forces, Ireland) An tAthair Seamus Ó Madagáin (Ard Séiplínigh, Óglaigh na hÉireann) In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh.  Amen. God of Love, on this most unusual Easter Sunday, we honour and call to......

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2019 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD CHAPLAIN A Chairde, Christy Dignam’s famous song ‘Crazy World’ was first released in 1993. Written around the time his daughter Kiera was born, he looked at her, and aware of his own personal shortcomings asked the question: “How can I protect you in this crazy world?” Like Christy, we......

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The 2019 Annual Defence Forces Carol Service takes place at Arbour Hill Church on Wednesday 11 December at 8pm. This is a free event and all are welcome. Free Parking at the National Museum opposite Arbour Hill. Choir: PLURABELLES conducted by Aine Mulvey Retiring collection to be donated to FOCUS IRELAND Words of welcome from......

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Prayer of Remembrance 100 Anniversary of Armistice Day 
11 November 2018 In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen. From the Gospel of John Chapter 16, Verse 33. In the world you will have trouble, but be brave: I have conquered the world. Creator God, our life is a gift from......

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Prayer – Cherishing All General Post Office, Dublin Easter Sunday – 01 April 2018 In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh.  Amen. Guímís God of Love; on this Easter day of new beginnings, we remember the men, the women and the children who died during 1916. We give thanks for their lives,......

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The 2018 International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place 17-22 May. Direct Flights from Dublin with ‘Joe Walsh Tours’ 01 241 0811...

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Centenary Prayer of Remembrance Somme Commemoration National War Memorial – Islandbridge, 09 July 2016   Father Seamus Madigan (Head Chaplain, Defence Forces, Ireland) An tAthair Seamus Ó Madagáin (Ard Séiplínigh, Óglaigh na hÉireann)   In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen.   From the Gospel of John Chapter 16, Verse......

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Commemoration of British Soldiers who died during the 1916 Rising Grangegorman Cemetery 26 May 2016   Rev Seamus Madigan HCF & Rev Andrew J Totten MBE QHC   Rev Seamus Madigan HCF   In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen.   From the Gospel according to Mark             (4:35-40) With the......

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Office of the Head Chaplain DFHQ McKee Barracks Dublin 7 Dear fellow soldiers of the Irish Defence Forces, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families every blessing and grace during this Easter Season of 2016. This is an extraordinary time for Ireland. As we commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the 1916......

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