Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

Events in Northern Ireland to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme include:

National Vigil – Somme Museum, Conlig 30 June – 1 July

Veteran’s Parade and Festival of Remembrance – Carrickfergus 1 July

Service of Commemoration – St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast 3 July

The Royal British Legion intends to have a presence at every war memorial in the 9 counties of Ulster by 7.20 am on the 1 July

Churches across Northern Ireland will be holding commemorative services on 3 July

Victoria Cross commemorative stones will be unveiled:

Capt Bell VC – Enniskillen – 5th June 2016

Lt Cather VC – Portadown (TBC)

Rfn McFadzean VC – Lurgan (TBC) and East Belfast – 9th October 2016

Rfn Quigg VC – Bushmills – 28th June 2016

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