Republican Sinn Féin in County Kerry have this year to coincide with the Centenary of the 1916 Rising provided for special events over the weekend of Easter 2016, listed below.
You can follow the event on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577787355871949/
Meeting at Killovarnogue at 3:30pm on Saturday
“Join Dr Tim Horgan on Holy Saturday for a walk and talk of the Republican graves in Killovarnogue Cemetery, Cahersiveen. (Walk or drive from Cahersiveen town to the graveyard. It’s a comfortable approx 15 minute walk from the town centre, over the town bridge near the landmark Barracks.) It’s a great honour to have Tim join us in Cahersiveen this Easter weekend.
Tim is a well published author, most recently the fascinating “Dying for the Cause: Kerry’s Republican Dead”. This book tells the story of the lives and deaths of 162 Kerrymen who died for the ideal of an independent Irish republic of 32 counties.
Many were killed in action but others were executed or died while in captivity as a result of brutality or neglect. In telling their stories Tim has provided an intriguing social history of the county and a snapshot of life in Ireland.
They range from the story of Thomas Ashe whose funeral was attended by over 100,000 people to that of seventeen year old Tom Moriarty who was buried secretly by his comrades.”
A special Centenary Commemoration takes place this year on Easter Sunday. The annual gathering this year begins with a parade lead by the Valentia Pipe Band, starting & finishing at the monument. Hear the reading of the Proclamation, and honor the local names.
Afterwards, enjoy Muiris Kelly’s legendary Pig on the Spit outside the community centre.
All free, come along and enjoy the atmosphere, chat and share stories.
Easter Sunday – 2:30 @ the monument.
Story of the Easter Rising through Music and Song, Commemoration Concert
4pm on Easter Sunday at Cahersiveen Community Centre.
The Story of the Easter Rising through Music and Song, commemoration concert will be held at 4pm on Easter Sunday at Cahersiveen Community Centre. No admission fee. This is a celebratory concert with many songs relating to 1916 being sung by local talent. All Welcome.
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