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Centenary Blessing of War Memorial

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, marks one hundred years since one of Louth’s most significant landmarks was first seen publicly.
The centenary of the unveiling of Louth’s War Memorial will be observed during a short ceremony at 10:50am which will see prayers said for the three hundred individuals lost to the town during both the Great War of 1914-18 as well as World War II. A wreath will be laid by the Mayor of Louth, Councillor Darren Hobson, and by a representative of the Louth & District Royal British Legion before a period of silence is held to commemorate the lives of those named on the War Memorial.
A pop-up exhibition of information about the Louth War Memorial has been put together by Louth Town Council along the Eastgate side of the Almshouse railings near to the Memorial
The Mayor of Louth, Councillor Darren Hobson, explains, “This is an important anniversary to mark for the community and will be done so in a simple and dignified manner befitting of the occasion. There is a wealth of information available for the public to view as part of the pop-up exhibition over the next few weeks as well as by picking up a specially produced leaflet and taking a look at the Louth Town Council website. I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to find out more about Louth’s War Memorial and its history from those sources and I thank all of those that have worked so hard to compile the information in recent weeks and those who have contributed to it.”
In addition to the pop-up exhibition; a leaflet is available which includes information about the memorial and its centenary, and a web page for people to view the photographs and documents in more detail is available at: