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Dublin - Event Notice
Saturday December 08 2012
11:00 AM

Four Martyrs Commemoration, Dublin, Sat 8th Dec 2012.

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Thursday December 06, 2012 19:18author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

90th Anniversary of these State executions.

Rory O' Connor , Liam Mellows , Dick Barrett and Joe McKelvey to be commemorated in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012.

90th Anniversary Commemoration to be held in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012.
90th Anniversary Commemoration to be held in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012.

Hi !

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held in Glasnevin Cemetery on Saturday 8th December 2012 at 11am at the grave of Rory O' Connor and a morning and afternoon event will be held on that day between 11.30am and 4pm in Wynn's Hotel , Lower Abbey Street , Dublin city centre , comprising readings , poetry and songs in memory of these four Irish republican Volunteers who were executed on December 8th 1922 by Free State forces.
All genuine republicans welcome!

More info at the ' Related Link ' below.


Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2012/10/90-years-aft....html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Fri Dec 07, 2012 18:23Report this post to the editors

Hi !

Liam Mellows wrote his last letter (to his mother) on December 8th , 1922 - he was then executed by a Free State Army firing squad . However , forty-six years after that execution (ie in 1968) more information regarding that deed was made public :

In a letter to the media forty-six years after the execution of Liam Mellows (ie on April 24th , 1968) a Free State Army Captain , Ignatius O'Rourke , who was present at the execution of Liam Mellows and the other three men - Dick Barrett , Rory O'Connor and Joe McKelvey - wrote that , a few minutes before Mellows was shot dead he [Mellows] sent for the prison chaplain , a Father McMahon .
Free State Army Captain O'Rourke wrote that "... a few minutes later .." he saw Father McMahon leaving the room (cell) "...accompanied by Liam Mellows , with his right arm around Liam's shoulders , and they walked along together leading the group as we all walked to the sandbags . Liam and Father McMahon appeared to be in deep , friendly conversation , with no sign of discord , disagreement or argument , just like two men discussing some point in a friendly fashion . They continued to talk until Father McMahon left Liam in the number one position at the sandbags ...."

That is a flavour of the discussions that will be held in Wynn's Hotel tomorrow, Saturday 8th December - all welcome !


Four Martyrs commemorative event , Sat 8th Dec 2012, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin.
Four Martyrs commemorative event , Sat 8th Dec 2012, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2012/10/90-years-aft....html
author by Celtpublication date Sat Dec 08, 2012 18:12Report this post to the editors

I wonder why do the continuity IRA and pals keep hijacking the anniversaries of real patriots? And while you're counting back to 1169 shouldn't the d'Alton invaders that came with Strongbow be included as undesirables!

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author by cognitive dissonancepublication date Sat Dec 08, 2012 19:45Report this post to the editors

But I guess it's ok when Enda Kenny or the previous government do it, while selling out our country to bondholders and german banks is it?

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Sat Dec 08, 2012 19:45Report this post to the editors

Hi Celt !
The event in Wynn's Hotel today was organised by RSF - perhaps you should seek to slate your 'curiosity' by directing your questions at them rather than that other organisation ? Incidentally , those "real patriots" you mentioned were dismissed as 'undesirables' in their day and the 'Celts' of that time would have accused them of hijacking the objectives of Emmet and Pearse - plus ça change !
Also, the blog you referred to doesn't distinguish between Dalton , Daltone, D'Alton , Daulton, Daltowne, Dalten or Dallton , so I'm puzzled as to why you and Strongbow (!) should....
In the meantime, keep on 'proxying your server' - doing so should eventually improve your hand muscles , if not the one between your ears ;-) !
Thanks anyway,

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
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