Remembrance Sunday 14th November 2021.


Members of Post 6 were kindly invited by Reverend Paul Fitzpatrick to attend a Remembrance Sunday Service at Saint Flannans Cathedral, Killaloe.


Photo from right to left: Louise Fitzgibbon Hogan, Jimmy OCallaghan Post 6, Pa Hogan Post 6, Rev Paul Fitzpatrick, Joe Hayes Post 6 Chairman, Ken OBrien Post 6, Niall McMahon IDFVA.
Our Thanks to Paul and his Parishioners for the kind invite. Photo Rev Paul Fitzpatrick.


Post 6 Members who took part in the 2022 National Services Day, in Limerick


Post 6 members, Ken OBrien, Mick Dillon DSM, Jimmy OCallaghan.

IUNVA visit to New York for Veterans Day Parade 2019


Post Members Pat OBrien and Michael Rama Walsh, took part in the Parade. Photos taken by Rama Walsh.





Ahoy there Captain




















   


12th Bn Guard of Honour, Aras an Uactharain. 2019


Photo by Rama Walsh




















 

Seamus Madigan, Kevin Hanley, Frankie
Quinlivan, John Moloney, Michael Walsh,
Mark Sommers,  John Murray





12th Bn, 80th Anniversary Celebrations.


Photos by Rama Walsh, there is a full set on www.kenslebphotos.net



Post 6 Members with OC 1 Brigade
Paddy Flynn


Post 6 on Parade


Pa Hogan, Robbie Kiely, Paddy Flynn,
- Galvin, Stan Hurley, Cyril Shannahan

12th Bn on Parade with Brigade OC Paddy Flynn

and members of Post 6 and ONE




 

National Day of Commemoration 2019.

City Hall Merchants Quay Limerick.



Post Members Billy McGrath and Tony
Liddy



Photo by Rama Walsh


From Left Post Members, Pat Deedigan,
Joe Curtin, Cyril Shannahan, Joe Hyaes,
Tony Grant (Post 24), Murty Hanley, Pat
Hinchy, Jimmy OCallaghan.
Photo  by Rama Walsh


Wreath Laying Ceremony



Photo by Rama Walsh


12th Bn Guard of Honour

Photo by Rama Walsh




Mayor Sheehan with Comdt OSullivan
and OC 12th Bn Lt Col R Kiely.
Photo by Rama Walsh




IUnva Members with 12 Bn CO. Tony
Grant Post 24, Sgt Major Stan Hurley,
Lt Col R Kiely OC 12th, Murty Hanley,
Joe Curtin, Cyril Shannahan, Joe Hayes
Post Chairman, Pat Hinchy,
Comdt J OSullivan
Photo Pat Deedigan


Multi Faith Prayers
Photo Pat Deedigan




General salute for the Mayor
Photo Pat Deedigan



Wreath Laying Party, Sgt Major Stan
Hurley, Cpl StJohn McCloskey,
Liam Slattery retired Wreath Carrier
Photo Pat Deedigan

Also on Sunday the 14th, a Ceremony was held in Ennis at the WW1 Memorial to mark the Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.



Members of the 22Bn association and
IUNVA Members on Parade
Photo Pat Deedigan


Mayor of Clare Cllr Cathal Crowe,
address's the gathering with Peter
McNamara of ONE Patrick Sarsfield
Branch carry the Post Flag
Photo Pat Deedigan


IUNVA Members in Attendance were
Ken OBrien, Joe Curtin, Tony Carroll,
all Post 6
Photo Pat Deedigan


 IUNVA Veterans Day 2019



Post Members Ken OBrien and Joe Hayes
 with George Kerton


Flags on Parade


Photos by Martin Rowe, Post 27

Limerick Branch Royal British Legion Ceremony,

to Mark 75th anniversary of D Day Landings, 06/June/2019.



Last Post Salute


On Parade


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Photographs  from the United Nations Peacekeepers Wreath Laying Ceremony, 29/May/2019.

At the United Nations Memorial, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.

Photographs by Post member, Michael Rama Walsh.




Chief Superintendent G Roche, Lt Col R Kiely, Ken OBrien



Father Peter and Dean Niall Sloan, reading the prayers



Freddie Swords lays a Wreath on behalf of the Sarsfield
Barracks Retired Officers Association


Pa Hogan laying a Wreath on behalf of the members of
Post 6.



Kevin Millican, laying a wreath on behalf of the members
of the Royal British Legion, Limerick Branch


Eamon Riordan lays a Wreath on behalf of the Military
Police Association, Southern Branch.



Tom Griffin lays a Wreath on behalf of the Griffin Family
to remember Stephen Griffin RIP.






























  



As part of the Riverfest Festival 2019, A prayer service was held in Saint Mary's Cathedral to mark the city's connection to the River and the Sea. among those to attend were members of the crew of LE Eithne, Chaplin Des Campion of the  Naval Service, Father Piotr of Sarsfield Barracks. Limerick Women's Dragon Boat Crew, ONE, Post 6 IUNVA, The OC Sarsfield Barracks was represented by Comdt Slattery . Dean Niall Sloan, Rev Paul Fitzpatrick and Rev Edna Wakley, along with members of the Clergy offered prayers for all those who are involved with the River and Sea.

Below are some Photos from the occasion, taken by Pat Deedigan, Post 6.

 



Attending the Riverfest Prayer Service on
05/May/19 in Saint Mary's Cathedral, Joe
and Colleen Berger, from the USA, Dom
Kiely, John Cantillon ONE, Ken OBrien
IUNVA, Rev Paul Fitzpatrick Saint Mary's.


Crew from the LE Eithne with Naval
Chaplin Des Campion


Rev Paul Fitzpatrick with members of the
Limerick Women's Dragon Boat Crew


Father Des and Crew members visiting
the IUNVA Memorial in the Grounds of
Saint Mary's

Rev Paul and Father Des, discuss the
readings.


Comdt Slattery , representing OC Sarsfield
Barracks


LE Eithne Crew, Des Campion

Ken OBrien with Lt Cmdr Stuart
Donaldson, LE Eithne


Father Des, Pa Hogan, Louise Fitzgibbon
and Ger Enright, having a chat


Army Chaplins Des Campion and Father
Piotr, Ken OBrien

Ken OBrien, Father Peter, Pa Hogan


Jimmy ODonoghue, Pa Hogan and Louise
Fitzgibbon


Dom Kiely, Billy McGrath, Louise
Fitzgibbon, Pa Hogan and Jimmy
ODonoghue


Father Des with the Second Reading


Catherine , welcoming the LE Eithne Crew

 

Post 6 Members, that took part in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in  Limerick City. From left, Ken OBrien, Joe Curtin, Pa
Hogan, Tony Grant Post 24, Tony Liddy, Mick Dillon, Tony Carroll Post 2, Jimmy OCallaghan, Murty Hanley, Billy McGrath,
Tony Stack, Jimmy ODonoghue.



Friday Morning Club visit to Sarsfield Barracks, 22/Feb/19

All photos by Pat Deedigan





Friday Morning Club tour of Sarsfield
Barracks, 22/Feb/19, Mick Rama Walsh 
Curator/Tour Guide


Martin Bedford talks to Rama Walsh in the
Barrack Museum


Some of the Friday Morning Club members
on the Tour


Rama Walsh talks about the Exhibits.


The Lee Enfield Exhibit


Some more Exhibits.


Plaques to 1916 Signatories on the Museum
Wall


Martin Bedford and Mick Bullman enjoy
the Tour


The Wall of Champions, Sarsfield Barracks


Rama Walsh talks about the Church and the
Unit Flags


Rama explains about the Barrack Buildings


A happy group


Memorial to Deceased Members


Memorial in Church to those that died in
Service


Congo Photos


Memorial to Felix Grant, First Irish
member to die on UN Service


Leb Photos


Museum Exhibits


Memorial to Capt Keane




Now Lads please do as you are told



Friday Club visit to Haulbowline






Denis Carroll, Gerry Enright, Eamonn  Quaid, J
Moloney, John McCarthy, - -, Sean Gleeson,
Chris Barr



Denis Carroll, J Moloney, Eamonn Quaid, Gerry
Enright, Sean Gleeson, Chris Barr, John
McCarthy


Saint Mary's Cathedral Civic Service 2018


Members of an Garda, ONE and Post No 6,
pictured with the Mayor and Clergy at the Civic
service

Cyril Shanahan, Bishop Kearon, Joe Hayes, Tony Ledger

Garda Reps at the Civic service

Ist Anniversary of Dean Sloan in Limerick

Noreen, marking the Anniversary

Joe Hayes, Ken OBrien and Joe Coleman

Tony Ledger, Ken Obrien, Joe Hayes, Cyril
Shanahan, Jimmy ODonoghue

Victor Browne, Cyril Shanahan
 


On the 14th of July, the 12th Inf Bn took part in the Annual Military Display at the Memorial in Merrion Square.

A number of Post No 6 members attended. Mick Dillon, Mike Duffy, Willie Keane and Cyril Shannahan.

below are photos of Cyril with COS Vice Admiral Mark Mellet and OC 1 Bde, Col Paddy Flynn.



 


       



National Day of Commemoration,

Limerick City 08/07/2018


Mattie Gardiner ONE, Mick Duffy Post No 6, Johnny

Cantillon ONE, Mayor of Limerick James Collins,

Joe Hayes Post No 6, Ken OBrien Post No 6.

Photo by Keith Wiesman


The following photos were taken by Post No 6 member, Gerry Hall



Liam Slattery and his wife, at his last official
engagement


Lt Col Murphy, Mayor James Collins and Comdt
OSullivan


Take my Picture.




12th Bn Honour Guard, preparing for the
Ceremony


Joe Hayes, Mick Dillon, Mick Duffy RIP. Tony
Liddy, Ken OBrien, Pat Deedigan


Honour Guard marching on, photo by Pat
Deedigan


Paulie Power, Mark Somers, Dave McInerney,
Photo by Pat Deedigan


Post No 6 Members, photo by Pat Deedigan


Mayor James Collins escorted on by Lt Col
Murphyand Comdt OSullivan, photo by Pat
Deedigan


Liam Slattery, One last time, photo by Pat Deedigan


Job done, Liam, photo by Pat Deedigan


At rest, photo by Pat Deedigan


Wild Geese Memorial and the Curraghgower Choir.
Photo by Pat Deedigan


Sgt Major Hurley, Comdt OSullivan, Lt Col Murphy,
Photo by Pat Deedigan


Liam Slattery and Family with Mayor James Collins
and his wife, Photo by Pat Deedigan


 At the launch of the Saint Mary's Cathedral,

 Community Awards Scheme


Murty Hanley, Ken OBrien, Tony Stack Post No 6,

Johnny Cantillon, Ger Enright, Chris Barr ONE




 

 UN Peacekeepers Wreath Laying Ceremony 2018



UN Peacekeepers Wreath Laying
Ceremony 2018


Comdt John OSullivan 2 I/C 12th Bn,
Stephen Kelly Military Police Association


Dean Sloan and Dean Wakely


Dean Sloan and Dean Wakely , reading
the prayers, Post Chairman Joe Hayes


Deputy Mayor Marian Hurley, Post
Chairman Joe Hayes


Ger Enright ONE, Eamonn ORiordan
Military Police Association


Gerry Doherty ONE, Johnny Cantillon
ONE, Tony Stack IUNVA, Denis Carroll
ONE, Tony Liddy IUNVA


Jim OReilly and Willie Frawley
Military Police Association, Mattie
Gardiner ONE


Kevin Milliken Royal British Legion,
Mick McMahon Retired Officers
Sarsfield Barracks, Pat Mulcahy Royal
British Legion


Jim OReilly, John Gaffney, Eamon
ORiordan, Military Police association


Jimmy ODonoghue Post NO 6 reading the
Roll of Honour


Post No 6 members Jimmy ODonoghue,
Pa Hogan


Kevin Millekin Royal British Legion, Pat
Mulcahy, Royal British Legion, Denis
Carroll, Chris Barr, Dave ODwyer,
Johnny Cantillon, Gerry Enright,
Gerry Doherty, John Nolan all of ONE


Post No 6 Members Tony Stack, Jimmy
ODonoghue and Tony Grant Post No 24


Sean OMeara RIP, Jim Dawson, Mick
McMahon, Retired Officers Sarsfield
Barracks


Tony Grant son of Felix Grant with his wife at the
memorial


Military Police Association Personnel,
Stephen Kelly, John Gaffney, Jim OReilly, Willie
Frawley, Eamonn ORiordan


Denis Carroll ONE, Tony Stack Post No 6


Keiran Jordan Retired Officers Sarsfield
Barracks, Mattie Gardiner ONE


Johnny Cantillon ONE, Joe Hayes and Pa Hogan
IUNVA


Mick McMahon Retired Officers


Eamonn ORiordan, Mick McMahon,
Kevin Milliken, Laying Wreaths


Tony Liddy, Pa Hogan, John McCarthy,
Martin Hanley


Deputy Mayor Marian Hurley and Post
Chairman Joe Hayes laying wreaths

 

Post No 6 members, Tony Liddy,

Tony Stack, Jimmy ODonoghue

and Ken OBrien at the

Listowel Military Festival 2018




 Friday Club visit to Arbour Hill and Collins Barracks.




Joe and Harry in Collins Barracks


Ronnie Daly has an interested audience


Inside the Museum Room in IUNVA


Inside Arbour Hill Church


Arbour Hill Prison.


Selfie Time, Mike, Chris and Rama, take a break
from the tour.
Dave is checking that they are okay


Friday Morning Club members from Sarsfield Barracks Limerick, In Arbour HillmChurch, with Ronnie Daly  tour Guide






Dave and Peter, when is the heating being turned
on


Stan Hurley presenting Ronnie Daly with a
veterans Cap


Arbour Hill Church


President Rama


At the 1916 grave site to the executed leaders


The Laid Up Unit Flags of the overseas trips



Pat and Dave, enjoy the sights


Selfie Time, Chris, Pat and Rama


Joe and Ken discuss their next move


Photographers Union, Day out. Pat and Rama




Rama and Peter, what time can I get a hot whiskey




 

Veterans Day 2017, McDermott Barracks, Curragh Camp



IUNVA on Parade


Ken OBrien, Joe Hayes, - -, Seanie
Cosgrave, Tony Ledger


Mick Dillon, Ken OBrien, Mick Duffy,
Tony Ledger, Joe Hayes, Billy McGrath


Joe Hayes, Tony Ledger


Joe Hayes next to Sliabh na mBan


Tony Ledger, Charlie Mott


Mick Dillon DSM, Tony Ledger


Tony Ledger, Mick Duffy, Mick Dillon DSM,
 Ken OBrien


Joe Hayes, Tony Ledger




Photographs from the Military Ceremony at Merrion Square 12/Aug/2107


Tony Grant, Sophie Boyce, Tommy Boyce, Lt Col
Murphy OC 12th Bn, Pascal Meade, Josh Carroll,
Mick Carroll, Peter McNamara


Mick Dillon and Frank Quinlivan, enjoy a funny
moment

Lt Col Murphy with Limerick members at the
ceremony

Bernie Blake, Lt Col Murphy, Mick Dillon


GOC South Paddy Flynn with those that traveled
from Limerick


Tony Grant, Willie Keane, Murty Hanley, Mick
Dillon


Josh Carroll and Mick Carroll, laying a wreath


Tommy Boyce and Sophie Boyce laid a wreath.


Photos from the Limerick Leader:







 

United Nations Peacekeepers Day 29/May/2017




Eamonn ORiordan, Military Police association, Mick Egan Retired
Officers Association, Murty Hanley IUNVA Post No 6, Sean OMeara
Retired Officers Association.


Dean Edna Wakley Saint Mary's Cathedral talking to
Mayor Michael Hourigan at the ceremony


Station Officer Anthony Cosgrave, Limerick Fire Service,
Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan, Garda Siochana, Comdt
Dave McCarthy, 12th Bn


Members of ONE and Irish Naval Service attending the
UN Peacekeepers Day


One, Military Police, Irish Naval Service and IUNVA personnel
on parade.


Mayor Michael Hourigan, Post Chairman Joe Hayes and
Post No 6 personnel at the ceremony


Dean Edna Wakley reading the prayers at the ceremony


Tony Stack, Jimmy ODonoghue, Tony Grant and Pa Hogan


Frank Quaid, INA, Mattie Gardiner, Ger Enright ONE


Cyril Shanahan, Murty Hanley, Paddy Doyle


Joe Curtin, Pa Hogan, Mick Duffy, Billy McGrath, Murty Hanley


Mayor Michael Hourigan and Post Chairman Joe Hayes lay
wreaths at the UN Memorial


Paddy Quinlivan, Eamonn ORiordan and John Gaffney,
Military Police Association


Cyril Shanahan, Tony Liddy, Jimmy ODonoghue

 ONE:La na bhFiann



Mattie Gardiner and Joe Hayes


Joe Hayes lays a wreath on behalf of IUNVA, Post No 6


Post Members Joe Hayes, Tony Stack and Willie ODea TD.


On Parade

Post 6 Flag Day 2017.  Photos Gerry Hall



Anthony Stack, Ken OBrien
 


Kieran Foley, 12th Bn


Anthony Stack


Jimmy ODonoghue


Mick Duffy RIP, Pa Hogan


Pa Hogan


Kevin Egan


 Photographs relating to IUNVA and Post 6 are published here, most of them are in subpages that you can scroll down to.



Ger Enright ONE, Bernie Blake ONE, Tony Ledger Post No6, Vinny Lyons ONE, Ken OBrien Post No6 , - -.

This was the unveiling of the Monument to 1916 in City Hall, Limerick

Tony Ledger Post No 6 and Mike OConnor at the presentation of a Flag from Pay it Forward to Scoil Ide Corbally


Ken OBrien Sec, Joe Hayes Chairman, Post NO 6 at the Pay it Forward Day 2017.  
Photo Gerry Hall


  

Mass, held in Moyross Church to celebrate the Anniversary of 1916, this Mass was for any retired or serving members of the Defence Forces. The priest had managed to secure the loan of the Chalice and Platen form Saint James Church in Dublin. these were used by the priests to administer last orders to the rebellion Leaders.


Chalice and Platen from Saint James Church,
Used in 1916 for Last Rites of Rebellion Leaders

Cyril Shanahan bringing forward the Offerings

Flags on Parade for the Mass,

Peter MacNamara, Ken OBrien, Johnny
Cantillon and Tony Stack


Gifts being brought forward

Joe Hayes, Ken OBrien, Tony Stack, Tony Liddy

Tony Stack, Cyril Shanahan, Tony Ledger

IUNVA and ONE members before Mass

Those that attended the Mass

Preparing for the Offertory Parade

Pat Deedigan and Bernie Blake

Pat Deedigan, Mick Dillon, Tony Stack

Tony Liddy, Ken OBrien

Cyril Shanahan

Tony Ledger reading a prayer