What is in store…
National Services Day is organised each year by FESSEF, and is an entirely volunteer-led effort dedicated to service personnel who protect the safety and security of Ireland and its citizens.
The whole idea surrounding the event promotes awareness and goodwill among the public for the role played by those in service, and to create opportunities for the individual services to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from members of the public. With members within the Gardaí Siochana, Civil Defense, Dublin Fire Brigade, Dublin Ambulance Service, and Coast Guard all taking part!
National Services Day Itinerary:
11:00 – 15:30 – Dublin Castle
From abseiling to bomb disposal, watch as they put their skills to the test. With kids and adults alike getting the chance to experience the vehicles and equipment up close too.
12.00 – The Parade
Parnell Square 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 an exciting skills display.
The Bands – An great line up
Bands have always been a big part of the spectacle and this year is no exception. With the city delighted to welcoming the bands of foreign services including the Pipes and Drums of the Irish Regiment of the South African Army.
Be sure to check out the day’s events here – https://www.nationalservicesday.ie/