ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  April 25th marks the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand forces during World War 1, at Gallipoli.

New Zealand and Australia mark the anniversary each year, remembering not only those who died at Gallipoli, but all who have served their country in times of war. 

ANZAC Services in Ireland

25 April 2019 - 6.30am

The annual ANZAC Day dawn service will be held at 6.30am on Thursday 25 April at Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

Attendees are requested to arrive by 6.20am.

The commemoration will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by breakfast. Members of the public are welcome to lay a wreath at the conclusion of the service.

You can register for free at:

https://ti.to/australian-embassy-dublin/anzac-day-dawn-service-2019 (external link) (external link)

ANZAC Day 2019 Art Competition

Theme:Homecoming

In 1919 Australian, New Zealand and Irish soldiers and nurses began to return home from the First World War. Many did not return and those who did struggled to adjust. The effects of this war were not limited to those who had fought but also impacted the lives of families, friends and communities who dealt with the physical and mental trauma of war affecting those they loved. Every year Australians and New Zealanders mark ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the first world war at Gallipoli in 1915 - a campaign where thousands of Irish soldiers also served along side our ANZACs.

This year our Embassies are running a special art competition to design the cover of the Program Booklet for our annual Dawn service on Thursday 25 April 2019 in Grangegorman Miltary Cemetary.

The theme for our ANZAC Day 2019 serice is HOMECOMING.

We invite children and adults of all ages to submit a design for the front and back cover of our Anzac Day dawn service commemorative booklet using art to explore the sometimes difficult journey home shared by all of those who lived through the First World War.

Homecoming

Art Competition Details

Brief: Design the front of back cover (or both) of our Program Booklet

Size: either black or white or colour

Closing Date: 12 April

Send entries by post to:

ANZAC Art Competition,

C/O Australian Embassy Ireland,

47 - 49 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

or email to - australianembassyireland@gmail.com

Prize: Apart from bragging rights and seeing your designs on our program booklet if you are in Ireland and can come to our ceremony on 25 April. then we have a special wreath that we would like you to lay on behalf of the many visitors to the Embassy in Dublin.

There might also be a special prize for any of our younger winners.