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War dead remembered in Boyle

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The Connaught Rangers Association held its Annual Ecumenical Service of Remembrance in the grounds of King House on Sunday to remember all Irishmen and Irishwomen who served or died in all wars and conflicts.

In what was a moving ceremony, especially for those who lost relatives in the War, wreaths were laid, the Last Post sounded and a minutes silence observed to remember the dead.

The names of 22 men from the Boyle area who were killed between the commencement in August 1914 to the end of December 1914 were called out.

In total 126 from Boyle were killed in WW1

The Athlone Town Pipe Band played a selection of Irish laments to end the Ceremony.

A model battle scene constructed by members of Boyle Men’s Shed which was on display in King House met with favourable comment by those in attendance.

 

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