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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Sunday 19 November 2023


Did you know? 

The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was first held in 1993 in the United Kingdom and organised since then by non-governmental organizations in a number of countries. It was created to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and for their loved ones.

On 26 October 2005, the United Nations adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.

While road traffic deaths are counted in the year they occur, a family remains bereaved forever. The bereaved are not counted or included in road traffic injury data. Many others remain deeply affected by the loss of a friend, colleague, neighbour or member of the community. The effect on the emergency services, whose work involves facing the consequences of crashes on a daily basis, is also profound. Road traffic injuries leave behind shattered families and communities.

What is happening this year?

This year the RSA will be joining forces again with members of An Garda Síochána, Local County Councils, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads at services which will be held across the country.

Please let us know what is happening in your area to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims and we will add all the details to this page.



Events Nationwide


Dublin City Council are hosting a memorial event for World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims and their families on Wednesday 15 of November at 3pm in the Atrium of the Civic Offices, Dublin. The Dublin Lord Major will open the event and the Choir from Christ Church Cathedral will be performing. All are welcome to attend.

For more information you can contact Rossana Camargo, Road Safety Engineer for the Road Safety and Micromobility Section at her email [email protected]


Mayo county council are hosting a mass in Knock at 12pm on the 19 of November.


A remembrance service will take place in the Augustinian Church, Drogheda at 1.15pm.


A special memorial mass for World Day of Remembrance is taking place in St Mary's Church Listowel Co Kerry at 9am. All are welcome to attend.


A remembrance Mass will be held in Remembrance of our loved ones in St Munchin's Church, Clancy Strand, Limerick at 11.30am. Families are invited to bring along a photo of there loved one on the day which will be placed around the alter. 


A Special Memorial Mass will take place in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, Roman Street (Shandon), Cork City at 11.30am. It will be attended by personnel from the emergency services. All are welcome.


A remembrance service takes place in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar at 1pm.

For the event this year people attending are asked to RSVP to [email protected] to reserve places as seats are limited. Also to take a 7x5 photo of their loved one with them for the remembrance table, if not already included.