Ireland

Embassy of Ireland:

The Irish Embassy has been situated in 17 Grosvenor Place since Christmas day 1949. The Irish Embassy represents the interests of the Government of Ireland in Britain and provides services to the large number of Irish citizens living here.

During the First World War, hundreds of thousands of Irishmen from all parts of the Island of Ireland and all political and religious persuasions fought in British uniform and some 49,000 lost their lives. Ambassador Daniel Mulhall's participation at this year's Remembrance Sunday ceremony, including the laying of a laurel wreath at the Cenotaph, marked an important new chapter in honouring the memory of the thousands of Irish men and women who fought and died in the First World War.

Ambassador Mulhall is pleased to be a supporter of Never Such Innocence and was delighted to attend in September the launch of its annual poetry and art competition. Given his interest in the work of Irish writers and poets around the time of the Great War, he is particularly pleased to have been asked to serve as a judge on the poetry competition submissions. His lectures on this period of Irish history have referenced the poetry of Francis Ledwidge and Tom Kettle, both of whom were Irish nationalists but also among the participants who paid the ultimate sacrifice on the Western Front.

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