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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to be commemorated on Sunday 20 November 2022

  • 24,814 killed and 86,703 seriously injured on Irish roads since recording began

This Sunday, 20 November 2022, will mark ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ with commemorations to remember the victims of road traffic crashes and their families taking place around the country. 

In 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. 

135 people have been killed on Irish roads to date in 2022 this is a increase of 19 deaths compared to the same date last year.

Activities taking place in Ireland to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims 2022:


A remembrance mass for victims of road traffic collisions will take place at 11:30am in the North Cathedral, Cork City.


A prayer service will be held in memory of Road Traffic Victims in the Milford Public Service Centre at 6.30pm.


A remembrance mass will take place in St Mary's Church, Listowel at 9am and also in St Mary's Cathedral, New Street, Killarney at 12pm.


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


A remembrance mass will take place in Knock Basilica, Knock at 12pm.


All masses that take place in the Diocese on the weekend of the 20 November will remember victims of road collisions.


A remembrance service takes place in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm. You can RSVP to irva@eircom.net

Details of events nationwide are available here