President Higgins to attend ecumenical service in Clontarf Parish

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Clontarf Parish is honoured to host an Ecumenical Service of Peace & Reconciliation in commemoration of the Battle of Clontarf on 23rd April, the 1000th anniversary of the day of the battle itself.

It has been confirmed by Áras an Uachtaráin that the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will be attending the Ecumenical Service, the theme of which will be Peace and Reconciliation. The service will be attended by representatives of the six Christian churches in Clontarf, as well as representatives of local business, sporting, educational, leisure and political interests.

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Rev. Michael Jackson will be present, and the address will be given by the Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, the Most Reverend Eamonn Walsh, representing Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

The Danish Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Niels Pultz, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Ronald Names, will also be in attendance, along with representatives of the Irish Defences forces.

This unique service takes place at 12 Noon on Wednesday 23rd April in our Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf.

All warmly welcome