Every year on Good Friday, congregation members and friends of Dublin Unitarian Church participate in a ceremony during which the names of the 3,500 or so people murdered during the 40 years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland are read out. For our 2018 ceremony, we were joined by Seamus Mallon, former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland who addressed the congregation at the beginning as well as reading the first page of names.
Many thanks to all the people who read names and played music at the service.
Service Opening including speech by Seamus Mallon This includes the first page of names up to surnames beginning with the letters BAR. The service opens with an arrangement of the traditional song My Lagan Love played by Dorene Groocock on flute.
Barkley to Davies
Davies to Gibney including Peace On Earth composed by Luka Bloom and performed on piano by Will O’Connell
Gibson to Khaleed
Khan to McDonnell
McDonagh to Murtagh including Midnight composed by Nicholas Burrage and performed on piano by Josh Johnston
Mutch to Ryan
Salthouse to Younger
Epilogue This included the names of all people who had died since the book that our initial list was published, An Empty World commposed and played on piano by Josh Johnston, and closing prayers delivered by Rev. Bridget Spain