Dates for your Diary 2020

COVID-19: WE HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED A BUSY PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2020 ALONG THE LINES LISTED BELOW. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE PANDEMIC MANY HAVE HAD TO BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED, SO PLEASE CHECK BEFORE COMMITTING TO ANY TRAVEL PLANS. 

March.

  • 28th 15.00hrs. Memorial service for the life of our late President – Major-General David The O’Morchoe CB, CBE. St Patrick’s Cathedral (C. of I.) Armagh.

June.

  • 6th/7th. There may be commemorative events in Dublin and Belgium to mark the opening of the Battle on Messines on the 7th June 1917. The venues and nature of these possible events are the subject on ongoing discussions between the various interested associations and authorities.
  • 13th.   Leinster Regiment Association Lunch, The Civil Service Club, Whitehall, London.
  • 14th.   Disbanded Irish Regiments Parade to the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London.

July.     

  • 11th.  Annual General Meeting, Dublin, Venue and time to be confirmed.
    Royal British Legion (Republic of Ireland) Ceremony of Remembrance, War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin.
  • 12th. National Day of Commemoration, Collins Barracks. Dublin.
    (Please note change of venue from previous years.)

August.

  • 8th. 11.00hrs Leinster Regiment Association Lecture, Birr Library.
    The lecture will be given by Stephen Callaghan on the story of Capt. L.J.M.  Studholme and the Studholme cross.
    13.30hrs Wreath laying at The Leinster Regiment Memorial, Crinkill.
    There may be an opportunity to visit the Studholme Cross later in the day. (TBC).
  • 30th. 15.00hrs Wreath laying at Co Waterford, Dungarvan.

November.

  • 5th. Opening of The Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey, London.
    Service of Remembrance, St Patrick’s Chapel, Westminster Cathedral, London.
  • 8th. Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade to the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London.
  • 7th -11th. There will be various commemorative events in Dublin, Portlaoise, Limerick, Ennis, Cork (at which the LRA will be represented) and Athy. If you wish to attend any of these events, please enquire closer to the time for details.
  • 21st. Joint Leinster Regiment Association/Western Front Association meeting in Dublin. Venue, time and subject to be confirmed.