|From the Shannon to the Somme|
This year of 2013 is destined to be a busy one for the Connaught Rangers Association with the play from "The Shannon To the Somme" by Neil Richardson being presented in King House, Boyle on 26th and 27th May and the weekend of remembrance at Markree Castle followed by our Remembrance Sunday ceremony in King House.e..
King House is only a small venue (120 seats) so booking is advisable.
|Mr John Ryan R.I.P.|
The sad death has occurred of a founder member of the Mayo Peace Park committee, Mr John Ryan of Ballina. John was a U.S. Vietnam war veteran , he was a brother of the internationally famous author Cornielious Ryan, who wrote the best selling book "The Longest Day". We want to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Jacqueline "Munnelly" Ryan, and his family and friends.
Graveside Honours were rendered by the members of the John Barry No 3 Post of the U.S. Legion in Ireland.
|Patrick Navin, Aughavale, Westport.|
Private Patrick Navin, Regimental Number 7691, 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, originally from Aughavale , Westport, was killed on the 23/10/1916. He was one of those soldier's whose body was never found, probably blown to bit's or buried in the sea of churned mud out on the horrific battlerfield's. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, in Ypres, Belguim on panel 44-46.
Remarkably after 96 year's, his personal soldiers identification dogtag's, have been found amongst the personal memorabila of a comrade named Frederick Joseph Prizeman, who died later in the war, by his relative Anthony Prizeman. Anthony, contacted us about this as he would like to return the identification tag's to Patrick Navins family. Contact email@example.com
|Mayo Peace Park Upcoming Events for 2013.|
Saturday 6th of April
Visit of the Seven Towers Choir from Ballymena.
Saturday the 11th of May.
Reading Choir will visit for a short wreath Laying and performance
Saturday 25th of May.
Cor Chairlinne Choir, at 10.30am, Castlecomer Male Voice Choir, at 11.30am, Oban Scottish Choir at 12noon, Portadown Male Voice Choirat 12.30pm, are to visit on the 24th of May 2013, for a shiort wreath laying ceremony and recital.
Saturday the 25thof May 2013.
We depart from the Mayo Peace Park at 12 noon.
U.S. Grave Rededication.
12.45pm in Burriscarra Cemetery.
Private Patrick J. Scahill,
Serial number 1945430
Co.B. 16thInfantry U.S. Army.
Killed in Action 18th of July 1918.
Buried in Burriscarra Cemetery, County Mayo
2.15pm in Mayo Abbey, Cemetery
Private Martin Davin,
Serial Number 397938.
17thAnti Aircraft Battery,
Died of Pneumonia, on active service, 5th of October 1918.
Buried in Mayo Abbey Cemetery. 16th June 1920.
3.45pm U.S. Legion Wreath Laying.
U.S. Legion Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Mayo Peace Park
Presentation Lunch in the Harlequin Hotel & Historical Lecture
Korean Government Presentations. Presentation to the family of Cpl Michael Gannon, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2ndInfantry Division. From Achill Island, he was killed in action in Korea, 13thof February 1951, buried in Bunnacurry, Achill. Certificate, Medals, Jacket & Tie Pin.
Presentation to the family of Sgt Mark James Brennan, 78thAAA Battalion, from Kiltimagh, who died in a Non-Hostile Air Crash, whilst returning from R&R, to his unit at Suwon Air Base, Korea. Certificate, Medals, Jacket & Tie Pin.
Presentation of a Presidential Certificate
In respect of Private Thomas Carey, Supply Company, 115thField Artillery, U.S. Army, from Bekan, Claremorris, to Mrs Bridie Culliney.
Signed by U.S. President Barrack Obama.
Historical Lecture .
By Captain Donal Buckley Retd. Irish Defence Force.
Gala Concert organised by the Mayo Choral Festival Committee all choirs will perform.
Mayo Choral Festival 23rd– 26thof May.
There will be a number of choirs visiting from Norway, Scotland, Germany, England and the USA; they will visiting & performing at the Mayo Peace Park.
Saturday 29th of June 2013.
Donegal Historical Group visit 2.30pm
Mayo Peace Park - Annual General Meeting
Wednesday the 4thof July 2013, at 8pm, in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar.
RBL, Commemoration Day at Islandbridge
Dublin Saturday the 13thof July 2013.
Mayo National Day of Commemoration Ceremony.
Mayo Peace Park, Castlebar, Sunday the 14thof July 2013.
General Humbert’s Footsteps Commemoration Festival 16th of August
There will be a special wreath laying ceremony at the Mayo Peace Park.
Sunday 18th of August 2013.
Visit of the family & relatives of Cpl Vincent Livesy , of the Border Regiment, from Bamber Bridge in Preston on the Sunday the 18thof August 2013.wreath laying in Castlebar Old Cemetery and assorted tours arranged to suit.
Mayo Peace Park tour to France & Flanders, we invite you to consider joining this historic tour.
Sunday the 10thof November 2013.
Our Annual Remembrance Day Commemoration Mass will take place.
Monday the 11thof November 2013, at 10.30am
Armistice Day Wreath Laying.
Regimental & Family visits
There are a number of Regimental Association visits taking place during the year, but the actual dates are not yet agreed.
School Educational Tours & Visits
We will have all the normal school groups over the year.
Hotel Coach Tours
The regular hotel coach tours will continue to visit the Mayo Peace Park over the coming year and we are delighted to welcome them.