Remembrance Sunday

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Duration: 35 minutes

Eamonn Holmes is in Enniskillen, where an IRA bomb exploded at the cenotaph in 1987, and he introduces hymns from St Macartin's Cathedral as the local community remember all those killed or injured in conflicts past and present.

Music Played

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  • Image for Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us

    Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us The congregation of St Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

    Performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen. Tune: Mannheim

  • Image for All My Hope on God is Founded

    All My Hope on God is Founded The congregation of St Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

    Performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen. Tune: Michael

  • Image for Abide With Me

    Abide With Me The congregation of St Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

    Performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen. Tune: Eventide

  • Image for I Vow to Thee My Country

    I Vow to Thee My Country The congregation of St Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

    Performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen. Tune: Thaxted

  • Image for For All the Saints

    For All the Saints The congregation of St Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

    Performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen. Tune: Sine Nomine

  • Image for Belleau Wood

    Belleau Wood Peter Corry

    Written by Garth Brooks & Joe Henry

  • Image for A Clare Benediction

    A Clare Benediction St Michael's Choir

    Musical director: Helen Hamill Written by: John Rutter

  • Factsheet for Sunday 11th November

    Remembrance Sunday: Eamonn Holmes is in Enniskillen where an IRA bomb exploded at the cenotaph twenty five years ago and he introduces hymns from St Macartin's Cathedral as the local community remember all those killed or injured in conflicts past and present.

  • INTERVIEWEES

    Stephen Gault
    Stephen was caught up in an IRA bomb that exploded during a Remembrance Day parade at Enniskillen’s cenotaph twenty five years ago.

    His father, Samuel Gault was killed instantly and Stephen himself suffered injuries that he still lives with today.

    Stephen is Vice Chairman at The Ely Centre in Enniskillen which was set up in the aftermath of the IRA Bomb to help support victims and survivors of terrorism.


    Cross Border Remembrance
    The 1st July this year was the first time that the WW1 soldiers were officially commemorated in County Cavan in the Irish republic. The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme when around 2000 men from the Inniskillings and thousands more from the 16th Irish and 36th Ulster Division were killed.

    And this autumn a group of retired ex servicemen and women from Enniskillen travelled to County Cavan in the Irish Republic to commemorate those Irish soldiers who fought and died in the British Army during the First World War.

    As part of a Peace 3 Funded Project organised by the Northern Ireland Phoenix Group they joined with their Irish counterparts, retired members of the Irish Defence Forces to stand shoulder to shoulder and lay wreaths on behalf of the (ONE) Organisation of National Ex Servicemen and Women of Ireland and The Inniskilling regiments from Enniskillen.


    Brenda Hale
    Brenda’s husband, Captain Mark Hale, was killed in Helmand Province in Afghanistan when an IED exploded on 13th August 2009 as he was rescuing another soldier.

    Mark belonged to 2nd Battalion The Rifles and was killed alongside two other soldiers in explosions that day.

    Shortly after his death Brenda ran for election to the Northern Ireland Assembly and now represents constituents in Lagan Valley, County Down and other military families who have suffered bereavement or injury.

  • LOCATIONS

    All of the hymns were filmed at St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen.

    Eamonn Holmes filmed the links in and around Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

    Peter Corry’s performance of ‘Bealleau Wood’ filmed at Helen’s Tower, in Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. Co Down. A replica of Helen’s Tower, the Ulster Tower, was built at Thiepval, France as a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division who had trained for the First World War at Clandeboye Estate

    The performance of ‘A Clare Benediction’ sung by St Michael’s Choir was filmed on location at St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen.

Credits

Presenter
Eamonn Holmes
Producer
Carole O'Kane
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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