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Federations' Joint Trip to Dublin - 9 July 2016
An excellent lunch was provided and we all had a chance in a relaxing atmosphere to make new friends and greet old ones from the last time we met.
In the afternoon we visited Glasnevin Cemetery to visit some of the graves of some Irish Statesmen including Eamon De Valera and Michael Collins. Later we watched the unveiling of Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stones organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs where the stones will now be placed on a permanent basis for visitors. There were governmental, political and military representatives from North and South taking part in this most moving ceremony.
As always time was far too short and we reluctantly parted from our gracious hosts leaving them our grateful thanks for yet another wonderful day. Maybe next time we should consider a two day visit as Dublin and the surrounding areas is a rich treasure house of historic sites and fascinating artefacts.