D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration at Blacksod, Co.Mayo - Visit North Mayo

D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration at Blacksod, Co.Mayo


Join the community of Blacksod in North Mayo on June 6th to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. This historic day marks the crucial role Blacksod and Maureen Sweeney played in the successful landing of Allied Forces on Normandy’s beaches. The day-long event will feature a dawn remembrance ceremony, engaging exhibits, guest speakers, musical entertainment, and a special aircraft flyover, all honouring the bravery and legacy of those who changed the course of history.

D-Day 80th Anniversary at BlacksodJune 6th Schedule of Events:

5am: Dawn Remembrance Ceremony at Blacksod Lighthouse

10am: Exhibits open (Met Éireann, An Post, Military Archives, Irish Lights, and Saving Private Ryan props)

11am: Guest Speaker Ron Howko (US Forces on D-Day)

12pm: Guest Speaker Donal Buckley (Irish Neutrality, Then and Now)

1pm-2pm: 1940s Music by Bridget McMahon

Afternoon: Aircraft Flyover (weather dependent)

5pm: Combined Talks at SOLAS Visitor Centre, Eachléim, chaired by Michael Kennedy

Read more about this event here: D-Day 80th Anniversary at Blacksod, North Mayo

Join the community of Blacksod to commemorate the pivotal role of Blacksod and Maureen Sweeney on June 6th 2024

Blacksod, Co. Mayo