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For erection in Glasnevin Cemetery we are making a Cross Of Sacrifice

This cross standing at 7m tall will be erected in Glasnevin cemetery beside the World war 1 and World War 2 monuments and just beside the grave of Charles Stuart Parnell.

Last month a “laying of the foundation stone “ ceremony was covered by RTE news , see picture attached . Secretary of State for NI  and Minister  Jimmy Denihan were on hand.

See press release of CWGC

The Cross of Sacrifice

Designed by Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (a British architect), the Cross of Sacrifice was created for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the focal point of the numerous Commonwealth war cemeteries throughout the world. It is a 4 point limestone Latin cross. On the face of the cross is a bronze sword, blade down. It is usually mounted on an octagonal base. The Cross represents the faith of the majority of the dead and the sword represents the military character of the cemetery.


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