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Wednesday January 01 2014
12:45 PM

Dáithí Ó Conaill Commemoration , 1-1-14.

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Tuesday November 26, 2013 22:42author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

Annual Dáithí Ó Conaill Commemoration , Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

Assemble at Glasnevin Cemetery gates , Wednesday 1st January 2014 , at 12.45pm.

Annual Dáithí Ó Conaill Commemoration , Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin , 1-1-14.
Annual Dáithí Ó Conaill Commemoration , Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin , 1-1-14.

Hi !

The Annual Dáithí Ó Conaill Commemoration will be held on Wednesday , 1st January 2014, at 12.45pm in Glasnevin Cemetery , Dublin. The event will be Chaired by Andy Connolly , Dublin , and Peig King, Dublin, will deliver the oration.
All genuine Republicans welcome !
A brief history of the man can be read at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2012/12/daithi-o-con....html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:34Report this post to the editors

Hi!

DÁITHÍ Ó CONAILL COMMEMORATION TO BE HELD ON NEW YEARS DAY 2014.

Dáithí came from a strong Cork Republican family. His uncle Michael O’Sullivan (17), along with five of his comrades, was bayoneted to death by British Crown forces in March 1921. He joined Sinn Féin at the age of 17 during the local elections in 1955. By the end of the following year he was on active service as a Volunteer in the Irish Republican Army , serving as an organiser under GHQ staff in Co Fermanagh.

On January 1, 1957 he was second-in-command of the Pearse Column during the attack on Brookeborough RUC barracks which resulted in the deaths of two of his comrades, Fearghal Ó hAnluáin and Seán Sabhat. Four others were wounded including the column commander. At 18 years of age Dáithí took command and led a successful withdrawal back across the border – evading 400 RUC, B-Specials, two helicopters and the British army – where they were forced to retire. He was then imprisoned in Mountjoy and the Curragh Concentration camp from where he escaped with his friend and comrade Ruairí Ó Brádaigh in September 1958.

He returned to active service and for a period was Director of Operations. He was critically wounded in an ambush by the RUC and B-Specials in Arboe, Co Tyrone on the shores of Lough Neagh in November 1959. He made his escape but was forced to seek help because of loss of blood and his weakened condition. He was captured by Crown Forces and was sentenced to eight years which he served in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Jail. Following his release in 1963 he reported back to active service.

In 1969/70 he again made his talents available to the Republican Movement. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh said of him he possessed the 'ablest mind in the Republican Movement for over 20 years'. The sheer breadth of his ability and intellect was evidenced by his service to the All-Ireland Republic both militarily and politically. He had a central role in framing ÉIRE NUA and remained a tireless advocate of it right up to his death in 1991.

Dáithí Ó Conaill never equivocated on what was the cause of the war in Ireland or what was required to deliver a just and lasting peace for all of the Irish people. Speaking in Belfast at Easter 1973 he said: 'Today, the central issue in the war is one of conflict between Ireland’s right to freedom and England’s determination to keep us in subjection. All other issues are subordinate to this basic point. There can be no compromise on the fundamental issue as to who should rule Ireland: the
British Parliament or the Irish people. We have had 800 years of British ineptitude in ruling Ireland; we have never known rule by the Irish, of the Irish, for the Irish. Until we do, we shall never enjoy peace and stability in our land.
(From the 'Related Link' , below.)

Thanks for reading,
Sharon.

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Wednesday 1st January 2014 , 12.45pm.
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Wednesday 1st January 2014 , 12.45pm.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2013/12/daithi-o-con....html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Thu Jan 02, 2014 23:00Report this post to the editors

Hi !

Approximately fifty people observed proceedings in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on New Years Day (Wednesday 1st January 2014) as the Republican Movement commemorated one of its leading figures , Dáithí Ó Conaill , who died , aged 53, on 1st January 1991. A brief report and a few pics can be seen at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

Andy Connolly , Chairperson , and Peig King, who gave the oration.
Andy Connolly , Chairperson , and Peig King, who gave the oration.

RSF Colour Party and Na Fianna Éireann members at the commemoration.
RSF Colour Party and Na Fianna Éireann members at the commemoration.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2014/01/daithi-o-con....html
 
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