The town of Raphoe has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the memory of those killed in battle will be remembered this Christmas.
Shortly after World War I ended the local community in Raphoe had trees planted in the Diamond to remember the 34 local men who never returned home from the war.
Now on the 100th Anniversary of the end of the War, the local community is to remember those men in a very special way.
Raphoe Community In Action in conjunction with the Hugo Charitable Trust (New Zealand) will light the trees in the Diamond in memory of these men and of all those who are no longer with us.
The Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, 1st of December at 5pm.
The lights will be switched on by the grandnieces of two brothers who died in the war and who grew up in the Diamond and the names of the 34 soldiers will be read by local school children.
There will be a cross-community prayer service and carol singing and a Christmas Market in the Diamond.
Santa may also make an appearance and everyone is welcome!Tags: