|Anzac Day in Mayo|
100th Anniversary of Anzac Day
We are hosting a special wreath laying & commemoration event to mark this special occasion on Saturday the 25th of April 2015. Relatives of Private Thomas Chamber " Newport"15th Bn A.I.F. who died at Gallipoli will travel over from Australia attend. Relatives of another Anzac soldier , Private Thomas Francis Lendrum "Achill" will also be coming over to attend and local relatives of Private Edward Hastings "Westport" will be in attendance.
All are welcome.
|Mr Eddie Hoban R.I.P.|
Mr Eddie Hoban R.I.P.
The very sad death has occurred of Mr Eddie Hoban of the Curragh, Castlebar, Eddie was a stalwart supporter of all our events at the Mayo Peace Park and was instrumental in having a memorial erected in memory of all those who died for Ireland. He was a close relative of Nurse Bridget Quinn, a brave nurse who died trying to protect her patients, during a German bombing raid on London.
Sunday the 22nd of February 2015, will go down as a very historic day in the history of the Mayo Peace Park.
We had a top level visit from the Irish Government, led by the Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny, Mrs Frances Fitzgerald, the Irish Minister for Justice, Mr Simon Coveney, the Minister for Defence and Mr Charlie Flanagan the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Fresh Floral Wreaths were laid at the Garda Memorial by the Justice Minister and at the world war one memorial by the Ministers for Defence and Foreign Affairs.
In what was a remarkable and beautiful ceremony, An Taoiseach and the three Ministers delivered excellent and very thought provoking speech's on the value of world peace, praising the committement and sacrifice of those who have served our country at home and abroad.
The Mayo Peace Park will host a number of prestigious events this year, we are starting next Sunday .
On Saturday the 25th of April we will gather to remember Anzac Day , we have some special visitors arriving from Australia to lay wreaths.
On Thusday the 7th of May, we will mark the 70th anniversaryof the ending of world war two and the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the Irish coast, 1,198 lives were lost, including 10 Mayo born crew members. We are unveiling a special memorial on the day.
We will have numerous family groups , association, historical societies and school educational tours and international choirs visiting over the spring and summer months.
On Saturday the 4th of July, American Independance Day, we are inviting anyone with an interest to join with us as we unveil a memoral seat in memory of Cpl Joseph A. Clancy from Westport , a resident of Cook, county Illinois USA who died in an aircrash during the Vietnam War.
This will be followed by a 4th of July American Style Barbecue with music and song. We would love to have the US/ Irish Community join with us for what should be a memorable evening.