Australian Embassy

Anzac Day

As you may or may not be aware, ANZAC Day is the day when Australians and New Zealanders around the world remember all those who have given their lives in war and honours those that have served. The distinctive element of the ANZAC Day ceremonies is the Dawn Service, which symbolically links commemorations with the dawn landing by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on 25 April 1915.

Anzac Dawn Ceremony 2024 – Thursday 25 April 2024 - Grangegorman Military Cemetary, 7 Blackhorse Ave, Cabra West, Dublin 7 at 6:30am - All are welcome to attend 

Since 2006 the Anzac dawn service in Dublin has been a well-attended and significant event for our communities in Ireland, as well as for a range of Irish veterans and community groups from all across the country. Previous services have been well attended by around 350 VIPs and guests, including President Higgins, other politicians, the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, members of the Diplomatic Corps. 

The New Zealand Embassy will be leading the organisation of this year’s event, in cooperation with the Australian Embassy and Office of Public Works. our point of contact is James O’Donoghue at James. O’[email protected] if you have any further questions or would like any further information. 


Anzac evening Ceremony at the Kilkenny War Memorial - Sunday  21 April 2024 - Kilkenny War Memorial, 10 Irishtown, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 DH32 Irishtown, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 DH32 at 16:30pm - all are welcome to attend 

The Kilkenny Great War Memorial Committee are planning to hold a ceremony at the Kilkenny Great War Memorial in the Peace Park, Kilkenny city on Sunday April 23rd at 16.30 hrs to commemorate ANZAC day. 

The ceremony will consist of prayer, poetry, music, speeches and reflection. Last Post and Reveille  rendered and Piper's lament played.

Online Resources about Anzac Day

Australian War Memorial

New Zealand History

Ireland and Gallopoli