The HARP Society annual interdenominational service to commemorate the over 550 members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police who were killed in the line of duty took place at the Church of St Paul of the Cross in Mount Argus, Dublin 6W, on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 2.30pm.
Clergymen from various Christian denominations officiated at the ceremony which consisted of Old and New Testament readings and some appropriate liturgical music was provided by the Dublin County Choir directed by Mr. Brian Ingoldsby and the Dublin Concert Band, directed by Mr. Derek Mander.
The entire proceedings lasted an hour followed by some light refreshments. We also remembered the 752 members of the RIC & 54 members of the DMP who volunteered for service in World War One, resulting in the loss of 176 RIC men (57 in 1917) and 10 DMP men (4 in 1917) were referred to during the ceremony.
The HARP Society welcomes the wearing of medals – police, military and or Garda Siochana medals.
For those who were unable to attend the service, a recording of it can watched by clicking on the following link:-
RIC/DMP Commemoration Committee
Photographs – Courtesy of Patrick Hugh Lynch