Manchester’s Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Hackett was a visitor to the Mayo Peace Park and Garden of Remembrance on Sunday January 23. Councillor Hackett laid a wreath as did Castlebar’s Mayor Cllr Ger Deere, John Kennedy and Kevin Bourke. Tom Canavan the newly elected President of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce was also present. Following a minutes silence Sir Patrick Duffy led the attendance in reciting a verse from the poem For the Fallen
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.