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    A national thank you to the brave frontline workers who keep us safe every day.

  • Sat 5th Sept 2020

    PARADE CANCELLED instead #honkforheros

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    We all need to follow Public Health guidelines in relation to Covid 19, so it’s with saddened hearts that FESSEF cancelled our National Services Day Parade/Ceremony 2020.

     

    This year, we will #honkforheros. Show your support for all frontline emergency service workers at 3pm this Saturday (5th Sept) by sounding your car/bike/van horn.

     

    So wherever you are, whatever you are doing, stop and remember all the staff in the frontline security and emergency service. #honkforheros

    What's been on in previous years...

    More than just a parade

    A Skills Display

    11am -3.30pm - Dublin Castle

    From abseiling to bomb disposal, watch the pro's put their skills to the test. Kids (and adults) can experience the vehicles and equipment up close.

    The Bands

    An international line up

    Bands have always been a big part of the spectacle and this year is no exception. We are always proud to welcome the bands of foreign services.

    The Parade

    12.00 noon - Parnell Sq to Dublin Castle

    Join the crowds as they watch a thousand Services personnel and their vehicles wind their way through the city. Follow them to Dublin Castle to see the vehicles and equipment put through its paces in the exciting Skills Display.

    A Concert

    Late week in Aug Date TBC - National Concert Hall

    Tickets from €20

    Last years bands included: Garda Band, N.A.S. Pipes and drums.

    Along with special guests: Jack L, Sibeal, The Bonny Men, October Fires.

    Tickets will be available for the 2020 concert from the National concert Hall ticket office or online at www.nch.ie

    Sea of Change Choir sang at the National Services Day Concert

    Sea of Change

    We were honoured to have been joined by "Sea of Change" who are all cancer survivors and supporters, giving hope to those in treatment and raising over €870,000 for Charity.
    Tickets for the 2020 Gala Concert will be available from the National concert Hall ticket office or online at www.nch.ie

  • It's a family-friendly day out

    Marching bands, a fire engine, face painting and food trucks

    - all in the grounds of Dublin Castle.

    It's a chance to say 'thanks'

    This is one day to recognise that Services personnel

    put it all on the line for us every day.

    It's an opportunity to learn

    Find out how you can help in an emergency.

    Learn about volunteering.

    It's a day to feel proud

     

    A nation honours its retired Services heroes.

     

    And for the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice - this is their day.

    It's an all-action experience.

    Get up close and personal with the equipment

    as the pros put their skills to the test.

  • Message from an Taoiseach

    Leo Varadkar endorsing National Services Day Ireland

    "Our emergency services operate nationwide and are part of the fabric of every community. To acknowledge that extraordinary work by our full time and voluntary emergency and security services, we have decided officially recognise the first Saturday of September annually as ‘National Services Day’."

     

    Leo Varadkar

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