World day of Remembrance 2018

World day of Remembrance 2018

World day of Remembrance 2018

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Sunday 18 November 2018

The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, first held in 1993 in the United Kingdom and organised since then by non-governmental organizations in a number of countries, was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these events.

On 26 October 2005, the United Nations adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.

While road traffic deaths are counted in the year they occur, a family remains bereaved forever. The bereaved are not counted or included in road traffic injury data. Many others remain deeply affected by the loss of a friend, colleague, neighbour or member of the community. The effect on the emergency services, whose work involves facing the consequences of crashes on a daily basis, is also profound. Road traffic injuries leave behind shattered families and communities.

This year the RSA will be joining forces again with members of An Garda Síochána, Local County Councils, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads at services which will be held across the country.

The RSA have a Facebook event page where loved ones who died or who were injured on our roads can be remembered. See this here.


Please let us know what is happening in your area to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims in the feedback section below and we will add all the details to this page.

Activities taking place in Ireland to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims include remembrance services and ceremonies:

Cork

A Special Memorial Mass for World Day of Remembrance is taking place in Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, Roman Street (Shandon), Cork City at 11.30am. It will be attended by personnel from the emergency services. All are welcome.

Donegal

A special memorial Service to remember all road traffic victims on World Remembrance Day is taking place on Sunday November 18 in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal at 12 noon.

Dublin

PARC Road Safety Group are holding a Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions in Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock, Kilmore, Dublin at 2pm. Link to poster of event. Everyone is welcome.

PARC's latest edition of ‘Finding Your Way’- a free information guide for families of road traffic victims will be launched by Deputy Tommy Broughan.

You can download a copy of Finding Your Way from PARC's website www.parcroadsafety.ie  

For further details of the ceremony please contact:
Susan Gray - 086 3773784                                                                                                                      
Aisling Reid - 086 4186498                                                                                            
Noel Clancy - 087 2378736

Dublin

A Special Memorial Mass for World Day of Remembrance is taking place in Dublin at St. Michans Church, Halston Street, Dublin 7 at 12.00 noon on Sunday 18 November. 

It will be attended by members of the Emergency Services.  Music will be provided by the Music Ministry Choir. Members of the public are invited to attend and bring a framed photo of their loved one to place under the Tree of Remembrance.

A candle lighting service will also take place along with a reflection and name placing of the loved one on the Tree of Remembrance.  All are welcome to attend. 

We invite members of the public that have lost a loved one and would like to part take in this event to please contact Orlaith at omaguire@rsa.ie  or phone 087 9775710.

Galway

A special commemoration to remember all road traffic victims will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway at 2pm on Sunday the 18th of November. As part of the ceremony you are invited to bring a framed photograph of your lost loved one.  Please rsvp by contacting Catherine by email cflaherty@rsa.ie or by phone 087-2027034.

Kerry

A special memorial mass for World Day of Remembrance is taking place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, New Street, Killarney at 12pm midday.

Kerry
A special memorial mass for World Day of Remembrance is taking place in St Mary's church Listowel Co Kerry at 9am. All are welcome to attend.

Limerick

A special Memorial Mass to remember all Road Traffic Victims will take place at St. Munchin's Church, Clancy Strand, Limerick at 11.30am on Sunday November 18th 2018. As part of the celebration you are invited to bring a framed photo of your loved ones which will be placed around the alter during the ceremony. For more details please email Anne-Marie at amstacke@eircom.net

Louth

A special memorial mass is taking place at 1.15pm in the Augustinian Church , Drogheda, Co. Louth. All are welcome.

Mayo

A service will take place in Knock Shrine at 12 noon to remember special loved one’s and to recognise the professional work performed by all the emergency services and hospital staff. Refreshments and a get together will take place after mass in St. John’s Rest and Care Centre.

Tipperary

A special commemoration to remember all road traffic victims will take place in the Swan club hall, Carrick-on-Suir, Co.Tipperary at 3pm. Anyone attending is invited to bring a framed photograph of their loved one with them. For more details please email Margaret at margaretpower2017@outlook.com

Tipperary
A special memorial Service for World Remembrance Day is taking place on November 18 in the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard Co Tipperary at 11.30 am. For more information please call Fr Iggy O Donovan on 087 7989731

Waterford

A special commemoration to remember all road traffic victims will take place in the Tower Hotel, Waterford at 2:30pm. As part of the ceremony you are invited to bring a framed photograph of your lost loved one.  Please rsvp by contacting Fiona by email fkavanagh@rsa.ie or by phone 087-6123969.

Westmeath

The Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA) are hosting a memorial service for Road Traffic Victims in the Belvedere and Uisneach suites, Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm. Musical performances by John Smith, John Maher, Helen Hassett, Vincent Hunt, Tally Flynn, the local youth orchestra, and a lone piper.

During the ceremony white doves and balloons will be released by the lakeside by our bereaved families and members of the emergency services, and red roses floated on the lake in memory of all of the precious lives lost and broken on our roads.

They invite you to join them and to take a small framed photo of your lost loved one with you. For families affected, for their free information guide and other support and contact information visit their website www.irva.ie

If you would like your lost loved one included on their Wall of Remembrance or 'Remember Me' scrolls, please email a photo, together with your contact information to: irva@eircom.net Should you require any further information, please contact Donna Price @ 0868634194. Please see a poster for the event here.

More events will follow as they are confirmed