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The 2018 Annual Defence Forces Carol Service takes place at Arbour Hill Church on Wednesday 12 December at 8pm. This is a free event and all are welcome. Free Parking at the National Museum opposite Arbour Hill. Retiring collection to be donated in full to the Peter McVerry Trust. Words of welcome from the Head......

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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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Defence Forces Carol Service 2017 The Annual Defence Forces Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 13th December 2017. Venue: Arbour Hill Church Time: 8pm Featuring: The Army No1 Band, The Defence Forces Pipes and Drums, RTE Cor na nOg Choir and The Defence Forces Cadet Choir. Admission: Free Collection after the Service in aid of......

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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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Prayers offered by Fr Séamus Madigan HCF at Dublin Castle on 01 January 2016 Moladh go deo le Dia – Praise God forever! On this day of commemoration, celebration and New Year’s resolutions, we thank you Lord, for all the people of Ireland, at home and abroad. Merciful God: In our commemoration, we remember all......

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  “May you rise each day aware of the sacred gift of life. May you open your eyes each morning to the miracle that is yourself.” (A Donegal blessing)   The 2016 Chaplaincy Calendar is now available in all barracks and from chaplains overseas. The two themes of this year’s calendar at the 1916 commemorations......

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