World War One: Remembrance events around NI

A candle by a window at Garrison Church in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn
A candle by a window at Garrison Church in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn
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Saturday: 9am to 9pm in the Showgrounds – WW1 military vehicles, children’s activities and re-enactments.

Sunday: 2pm, wreath laying at Cenotaph, followed by parade and a commemorative service at 3.30pm in Showgrounds.


Saturday: A concert entitled ‘Journey of a Volunteer – From Carson’s Army to Kitchener’s Army’ will be held at 7.30pm at the Ulster Hall. Tickets are £10.

Monday: Memorial service, St Anne’s Cathedral. In attendance will be the Secretary of State, The Duke of York, Irish government representatives and major church figures. This will be at 7pm, and is open to all.

There will be a candlelit vigil from 10pm to 11pm in the grounds of Belfast City Hall, which will switch its lights off.

A wreath will also be laid and the Last Post played.


Sunday: Remembrance service, St Patrick’s Church, 6pm.


Monday: Church service in Quay Lane, preceded by a short parade and wreath-laying ceremony from 7.30pm at the Cenotaph. At 10pm, Knockagh Monument will be lit up for an hour, and at 11pm the Cenotaph will be lit up in red.


Monday: Candlelit vigil in The Diamond, town centre, from 10.30pm, preceded by entertainment from the Coleraine Fife and Drums.


Sunday: The First Presbyterian Church will host a multi-denominational service from 7pm.


Sunday: Memorial Mass at 11am in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, with Irish government officials and the Royal British Legion. The public may attend.


Sunday: Remembrance service at Dundonald Cemetery, 2pm, where 77 WW1 soldiers are interred.

Monday: Open-air commemoration at the Castle Square at 7pm, with 100 church bell chimes. World champion piper Richard Parkes will perform, and commemorative crosses laid.


Monday: The Island Civic Centre will be in darkness for a vigil from 10pm to 11pm.

At the Garrison Church in the headquarters of 38 (Irish) Brigade, members of the forces will gather at 10pm for a service – this is not open to the public.

Lights will be gradually extinguished until only a candle remains to light the commemorative window. Similar services are being held at military bases in Holywood and Aldergrove.


Monday: Newmills Community Hall to host memorabilia and talks from 10am.


Saturday: Noon to 4.30pm at North Down Museum will see WW1 re-enactments, music and exhibition tours.

Sunday: At 2.30pm at Bangor Town Hall, veterans and bands will march from Main Street to British Legion Hall on Hamilton Road, with a remembrance picnic in Ward Park from 3pm to 5pm.

Monday: Inter-denominational remembrance service 10pm at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church. Afterwards there will be a ‘Lights Out’ candlelit vigil in Ward Park.