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New World War II memorial to be dedicated at weekend

A NEW memorial which remembers all those from Clare who were involved in World War II is to be dedicated in Ennis this weekend.
The memorial at Friars Walk includes the names of 62 people from Clare who died in the Second World War, and includes six women.
This will be the first time their contribution has been permanently acknowledged in the county.
Also included in the memorial are the names of nine RAF airmen who died in air accidents in Clare and four Irish defence personnel who died in the county while on duty during the war.
An addendum of World War I names which have come to light since the memorial to the Great War was unveiled in 2016 in the Peace Park is also included.
Construction of the World War II memorial has been delayed since 2020 due to Covid19 restrictions, but the members of the group behind the project in the Clare Peace Park Initiative are glad to finally see the memorial being completed and about to be dedicated.
The memorial has been funded through the support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Ireland Appeal and the Ennis Municipal District. The memorial will be dedicated this Sunday at 2pm.
Sunday’s service will include the annual Service of Remembrance, wreath laying, exhortation and reveille which are synonymous with remembrance services since they commenced in 1919.
All are welcome to attend and lay a wreath in memory of their relations and loved ones.

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