President attends 1916 commemoration ceremony

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President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath at the grave of executed 1916 Rising leaders
President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath at the grave of executed 1916 Rising leaders
The commemoration began with mass in Arbour Hill church with an inter-faith ceremony
The commemoration began with mass in Arbour Hill church with an inter-faith ceremony
The President inspects the guard of honour
The President inspects the guard of honour
Bishop Eamon Walsh blesses the grave at the start of the interfaith ceremony
Bishop Eamon Walsh blesses the grave at the start of the interfaith ceremony
The 28th infantry battallion takes position
The 28th infantry battallion takes position
The colour party representing the branches of the Defence Forces
The colour party representing the branches of the Defence Forces

The annual State 1916 commemoration has taken place at Arbour Hill cemetery in Dublin.

Led by President Michael D Higgins, the event was attended by the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, members of the Government and Council of State.

Also present was Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan and Chief Justice Susan Denham.

The commemoration began with mass in Arbour Hill church with an inter-faith ceremony.

The President laid a wreath at the grave of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising.

Keywords: 1916, arbour hill