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ANZAC Day 2020

ANZAC Day 2020

Updated: 25 April 2020


The Australian Embassy in Ireland has confirmed that the annual ANZAC Day dawn service for 2020 at Grangegorman Military Cemetery will not go ahead this year due to Covid 19 restrictions. They ask all of you to stay home and stay safe.

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra will live stream its ANZAC Day services on 25 April 05:00 (20:00 Friday 24 April Dublin time). The service can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial website (www.awm.gov.au), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AWMemorial/) and its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/AustWarMemorial).

ANZAC Day programming starts with The National Commemorative Service which will commence at 5.30am with the sounds of the didgeridoo from the Austalian War Memorial’s parapet, played in the stillness of the morning by Seaman Lynton Robbins, a Kamilaroi man of the Royal Australian Navy. Following this, the ANZAC Day Commemorative Address will be given by the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.

You can watch ANZAC Day 2020 commemorations here on ABC Australia.

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ANZAC Day 2019

ANZAC Day 2019

Dawn Service at Grangegorman marks ANZAC Day 2019 in Dublin

Photos by Patrick Hugh Lynch


Anzac Day is the solemn national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to remember all those soldiers who have fought and died for their country. It is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 during the First World War. This year is the 104th anniversary of that campaign.

In Dublin the annual dawn service takes place in Grangegorman Military Cemetery. This is a very special service to attend, it is open to the public and is hosted jointly by the Australian Embassy, Ireland HE Mr. Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland and the New Zealand Embassy in Ireland, HE Mr. Brad Burgess, New Zealand Ambassador to Ireland.

We also remember today the many Irish soldiers who served with the Australian, New Zealand and British Forces who gave their lives at Gallipoli and in subsequent campaigns.

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