Memorial Services for Families of the Missing
Memorial services for the Families of the missing have being arranged for the following,
1. The Pier at pallaskenry on the River Shannon at 1pm on Thursday 10th December 2009.
2 .On the river Suir on Saturday 12th December 2009. opposite the Tower Hotel Waterford City at 12 Noon City hall (Mayors Chambers) and Service at Quayside at 1pm.
3. The Boyne Fishermen’s Club house at the Marsh Road Drogheda at 1pm on Saturday 19th december 2009.
It is for the Families of the Missing and those who have drowned in the river Shannon/Suir/Boyne and the surrounding seas .All groups are involved including Gardai, Civil Defence, Coast Guard, Diving clubs and Search and Rescue. The Mayor, Clergy and other dignitaries. And most importantly the families of the missing.
All people who are or have been touched by the above circumstances are invited to attend. Local people in each area have assisted in the preparations for the ceremony..
At 1p.m all walk to the rivers edge and perform Memorial Service which will consist of
A. Prayer for the Missing read by local Priest.
B. Wreath in the shape of life buoy (with one flower missing to symbolise the missing) to be placed in the Centre of the River by Coast Guard helicopter or boat, depending on weather and operational matters.
C. Special Hymn will be sung from the Riverside weather permitting (Backing Music instruments).
D. Light refreshments after Ceremony.
RTE are hoping to cover the Waterford and Limerick Venues.