The Annual Garda Memorial Day will take place tomorrow – 16th May 2020 at 12 noon in Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle.

IT IS STRICTLY INVITE ONLY.

The President of the GSRMA will attend and lay a Wreath.

The Ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook via An Garda Síochána .

Link – as we no longer provide direct links on GSRMA Messages – go to your computer and type in – facebook/angardasiochana – press search and the results will pop up – click the Garda’s Facebook page and view their posts/events/videos for the link to the live event.

The Official Correspondence from Garda HQ of yesterday follows…

The Annual Garda Memorial Day for members of An Garda Síochána who gave their lives in the line of duty will take place at the Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle, on Saturday the 16th May 2020 at 12 noon.

In light of the current COVID-19 public health restrictions, only invited guests can be facilitated at the ceremony this year. A very small number of invitees will be in attendance which include, the Minister for Justice & Equality, the Garda Commissioner, the two Garda Chaplains, two representatives from the Survivors Association and the Retired Members Association. Social distancing will be adhered to by all guests at all times.

The ceremony will be streamed live through An Garda Síochána Facebook page for remote viewing .The event will also be recorded and made available for viewing online after the ceremony.

This is a significant day for An Garda Síochána and is dedicated to the memory of all members of An Garda Siochana who lost their lives in active service.

The ceremony will begin with Prayers, followed by the reading of the Roll of Honour and the laying of the Wreaths. The event will conclude with the reading of a reflection. During the reading of the Roll of Honour the single white roses, which represent each deceased member, will be visible in the Memorial Garden.

We, in the GSRMA will mark the occasion remotely thinking of and remembering our departed friends and colleagues who gave their lives in the course of their duty.

Déan Dearmad Orainn.

Mick Lernihan
General Secretary
15th May 2020