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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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Bereavement is an unfortunate reality that all members of the Defence Forces and their families will face at some point in their lives. Becoming aware of the effects of bereavement can help us come to terms with the notion of death and increase our own understanding of the emotional consequences of loss in others....

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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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Prayers offered by Fr Séamus Madigan, Head Chaplain to the Forces in the Garden of Remembrance on Holy Saturday 26 March 2016...

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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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We provide below a video from the 2015 Defence Forces Carol Service courtesy of the DF Audio Visual School. The Army No 1 Band and the Defence Forces Pipe Band were joined by Il Coro Italiano di Dublin, Aoife Gibney and Sgt David Martin in Holy Family Church, Aughrim Street, Dublin 7 for a prayerful, memorable and......

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