An Cosantóir

July 2011

An Cosantóir the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces and Reserve Defence Forces.

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28 | HONOURING THE DEAD BY PAUL O’BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY CPL GREG DORNEY During her state visit to Ireland in May, Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by our President, Mary McAleese laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance and the Irish National War Memorial on Islandbridge. Many people who watched these moving ceremonies on television are probably not familiar with the history surrounding these locations and the significances they have to certain groups of Irish people. Located in Parnell Square, at the northern end of O’Connell Street, the Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. An Cosantóir July 2011

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