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Presbyterian Church set to mark Rising at unveiling of Dublin Remembrance Wall

By Chris McCullough

Published 02/04/2016

The Very Rev Dr Trevor Morrow
The Very Rev Dr Trevor Morrow

Representatives from Ireland's Presbyterian Church will attend an Easter Rising event in Dublin tomorrow.

The ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery will see the unveiling of a Remembrance Wall featuring the names of the men, women and children who lost their lives in the uprising 100 years ago.

The names of the victims, most of whom are buried at the cemetery, will be listed in alphabetical order.

They include civilians as well as members of the British Army, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Volunteers and Royal Irish Constabulary.

The church's last Moderator from the Republic of Ireland and Minister Emeritus of Lucan Presbyterian Church in County Dublin, the Very Rev Dr Trevor Morrow, said he had been asked to officially represent the Presbyterian Church at the ceremony.

Dr Morrow will be taking part in a Christian act of worship during the event.

He said: "We recognise the historic importance of what took place in Dublin 100 years ago.

"(It was) a seminal event in the history of the establishment of the Irish Republic and one that has shaped the political landscape and relationships in these islands ever since.

"Having held a major conference on the Easter Rising and Battle of the Somme centenaries earlier this year - and given the significance of this centenary - it was agreed in principle that the church should be represented at an appropriate event organised by the State to mark the occasion.

"Having been formally invited to participate in what we consider to be a measured and reflective event where we will remember those who lost their lives, it was felt appropriate that we should take part."

Local schoolchildren will unveil the Remembrance Wall during the ceremony.

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny, meanwhile, will lay a wreath in memory of all those who were killed in the violence 100 years ago.

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