Killester WW1 Memorial Campaign announce plans for the ‘Killester Memorial Garden’ which is hoped to be established at the green in Abbeyfield in Killester, Dublin 5.
The ‘Killester Memorial Garden’ is in honour of the Irish WW1 veterans who lived in the Killester Garden Village (The largest Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust housing estate in Ireland, built between 1920-1923). ‘The Killester Memorial Garden’ will also recognise the ex-servicemen housing estate itself due to its unique military and social history, including Killester impact in peace and reconciliation and British-Irish relations.
The Killester WW1 Memorial Campaign are currently engaging with Dublin City Council especially the North Central Area Committee and Parks Section and hope to have full approval for proposed plans soon.
On Saturday November 12th at 12pm will see the annual Killester Remembrance Ceremony take place at the Legion Hall, Killester, were the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Caroline Conroy has confirmed her attendance and will speak at the event.
There will be wreath laying ceremony, Guard of Honour, bagpiper and speeches.
Refreshments will be served after in the Killester Sports and Social Club where the proposed plans of the ‘Killester Memorial Garden’ will be on show to the community and Lord Mayor of Dublin.
You can find out more information about the Killester Garden Village or the Killester WW1 Memorial Campaign at the following sites: