A special event is planned for Tipperary town to mark International Day of Peace on September 21st.
The theme for the day is End Racism, Build Peace. Events will commence with a Ceremony of Reflection at 12:00 noon at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, John Street, Tipperary Town.
The event will commence with a minute’s silence at 12:00 noon.
Reflections will also be delivered by several invited guests.
These include members of the faith community, the Diplomatic Corps, former Minister of State, Dr. Martin Mansergh, and Ms. Donnah Vuma, who has been through the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers arriving in Ireland.
There will be poetry from a number of contributors and songs from Cahir to Sing Choir.
The attendance will include Ambassadors and Senior Members of the Diplomatic Corps from Colombia, Argentina, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Kenya, State of Palestine, Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of Morocco, along with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Kilkenny and the Honorary Consul of France in Limerick, Tipperary County Cathaoirleach, Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District Cathaoirleach, Tipperary County Council, C.E.O., Representatives of Churches and Religious, An Garda Síochána, Representative Bodies, Local and National Organisations.
Following the conclusion of the event flowers will be placed by Ms. Eleanor Hooker at the grave of Irish poet Ellen O’Leary (1831–1889), one of the most influential Irish poets of the 19th Century, who is interred in the adjoining cemetery, along with the reading of one of Ellen O’Leary’s poems.
Ms. Hooker is the recent winner of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2022.
All are welcome and attendees are asked to be present by 11.45am.
The event is organised by Bansha man Mr Martin Quinn, who has held several roles in the community and currently organises the annual Tipperary International Peace Award.