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National - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Easter Commemorations 2006

category national | history and heritage | event notice author Thursday March 30, 2006 23:18author by RSF - Republican Sinn Feinauthor email saoirse at iol dot ieauthor address 223 Parnel Street, Dublinauthor phone Teil: 8729757 Report this post to the editors

Remember Easter Week 1916

Nation-Wide List of Easter Commemorations

Belfast, Easter Sunday, Republican Plot, Milltown Cemetery, 12 noon.

Easter Sunday, commemoration, St Michael’s, Killeen after 11.30 Mass.
Wreath-laying ceremonies at Camloch, Edentubber, Jonsboro, Dromintee, Mullaghabawn, Cullyhanna, and Cloughogue. Armagh city, Easter Sunday, Sandyhill Cemetery, 3pm.

Lurgan, Easter Saturday, commemoration at Republican Plot, St Colman’s Cemetery, 4pm.

Easter Sunday commemoration, see April SAOIRSE.

Assemble at Wilton Roundabout, 2pm Easter Sunday. Parade to Republican Plot, St Finbarr’s Cemetery.

Cúchulainn Memorial, City Cemetery, Derry City, Easter Sunday, assemble at 12 noon.

Wreath-laying ceremonies at the following on Easter Sunday morning: The Loup Cemetery, 9am at the grave of Brigadier Seán Larkin; and the grave of Tommy Toner in Dungiven, 10.15am at the graves of Vols Kealy, O’Carolan and Kilmartin and hunger striker Kevin Lynch.

Holy Saturday, Doneyloup, Castlefin 7.30pm. Clady Bridge, 11.30am. Drumboe Easter Sunday, assemble Johnson’s Corner 2.30pm.

Easter Sunday, Newry, 10 am, St Mary’s Cemetery.

Easter Sunday, Wreath-laying ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery, Easter Sunday 1pm, commemoration at Deansgrange Cemetery, 1pm.

Easter Monday, Assemble Garden of Remembrance, 2pm for march to GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin.

Easter Sunday, see April SAOIRSE.

Assemble at Cathedral for parade to Liam Mellows Memorial, Eyre Square, Galway city, Easter Sunday, 11am.

Republican Plot, Donaghpatrick, Headford, Easter Sunday, assemble Queally’s Cross, Cahirlistrane, 3pm.

Easter Sunday commemoration and function. Details from SAOIRSE sellers.

Cahersiveen, Easter Sunday, assemble 2.30pm Fair Green and parade to Killavarogue Cemetery.

Wreath-laying ceremonies at 3rd Kerry Brigade memorial in Church Street along the route.

Easter Sunday, Republican Plot, Listowel, assemble The Square, Listowel, 12.30.

Tralee, Easter Sunday, assemble at Denny Street at 2pm parade to Republican Plot, Rath Cemetery.

Killarney, wreath-laying ceremony at Republican Monument.

Easter Sunday, 12 noon, grave of Frank Drivers, Ballymore Eustace. Wreaths will be laid throughout the county.

Easter Monday, Portarlington, wreath-laying ceremony at the 1798 monument in the town square.

Wreath-laying at the grave of Walter Mitchell, Clara Cemetery, Easter Saturday, at 6pm.

Easter Sunday, Drumshanbo Cemetery, 3pm at graves of Captain Jim Vaughan and Vol Séamus McGlynn, IRA.

Easter Sunday, assemble Munster Tavern, Mulgrave Street, 2.45pm for parade to Republican Plot, Mount St Lawrence Cemetery.

Easter Sunday, commemoration at grave of Vol John Mahon, IRA in Newtownforbes Old Cemetery, parade forms up at 3pm.

Earlier wreath-laying at grave of Vol Alfred McHugh, Irish Citizen Army in Ardagh Cemetery.

Dundalk, Easter Sunday, assemble Adelphi (old cinema now closed) at 1pm for parade to Republican Plot, St Patrick’s Cemetery.

Kilkelly, Easter Monday, 12 noon, assemble at Church gate and parade to East Mayo Brigade Memorial on main Sligo-Galway Road.

12 noon, Easter Monday, wreath-laying ceremony at Tom Allen Memorial, Longwood.

Wreath-laying ceremonies will also be held at the Séamus Fox Memorial, Drumree, 1pm and at Ardbracken, Navan, 1.30pm.

Summerhill, 1798 Monument, wreath-laying ceremony.

Easter Sunday, Commemoration, Urbleshanny Cemetery, Scotstown, at grave of Vol Seá:mus McElwaine 2pm.

Easter Sunday Commemoration, New York city, see April SAOIRSE.

Ballinlough, Easter Sunday, 12 noon, parade to IRA Memorial.

Elphin, parade to County Roscommon Memorial after 11.30 Mass.

County Commemoration, Ballaghadereen, 3.30pm, at grave of Captain William Partridge, Irish Citizen Army.

Sligo Town, Easter Sunday, assemble Sligo Cemetery gates 1pm and march to Republican Plot.

Easter Saturday, Edendork Cemetery, East Tyrone, 5.30pm at the graveside of Fian James Mc Caughey.

Easter Sunday, see April SAOIRSE.

Republican Plot, St Ibar’s Cemetery, Crosstown, Easter Sunday, assemble at Crescent Quay, Wexford at 3pm.

Wreath-laying ceremonies at the grave of Joe Whitty; and at the graves of Rafter and McCarthy in Morrinton Cemetery

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statement from the leadership of the republican movement
statement from the leadership of the republican movement

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Statement from the Leadership of the Republican Movement

THE Leadership of the Republican Movement extends fraternal greetings to members, supporters and friends throughout the world on this the historic 90th anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. We send special greetings to our imprisoned comrades in Ireland and to prisoners throughout the world who are incarcerated because of their struggle for freedom and justice.

Since we last assembled twelve months ago we have witnessed the final act of treason by those who would have described themselves as Republicans. Irish Republicans throughout the world watched with total dismay at the declaration that their war was over for all time and at the destruction of all arms under their control which had been given to them to wage a war for the freedom of Ireland. The effect that these so-called Republicans were attempting to imply was that the struggle for national liberation was over permanently and that the IRA had been killed by its own leadership.

We have a message in response to this act of treason. The Irish Republican Army has declared that it is still very much alive in the form of the Continuity Irish Republican Army which remains active and dedicated to the achievement of Irish independence for however long this may take.

This Easter the Free Staters have attempted to hijack the Easter commemoration ceremonies, having ignored them for the past 35 years. It should be remembered that the heritage of 1916 belongs to all the people of Ireland. For their part, faithful Republicans have marked Easter each year in good times and in bad. Other elements, including some members of the media, have allied themselves completely with British Imperialism, saying that 1916 was unnecessary and condemning outright everything associated with the national struggle. Many politicians seek to besmirch the Republican Movement and rob it of its good name. The emergence of tiny groupings as rivals to the Movement only cause confusion and obscure the supreme issue facing the people, the unity and freedom of Ireland.

On the international scene we continue to see the mighty world powers, through sheer force and intimidation, take over weaker countries and terrorise their people. We send solidarity greetings to oppressed people throughout the world who are suffering from these superpowers.

We have noted with regret the public announcement that the struggle over so many decades of the Basque people for national liberation is at a permanent end. The involvement of the same forces that have been at work in Ireland, and especially of the Provisional leadership, in bringing about this outcome for a friendly people is to be deplored.

Ireland's national struggle, particularly since the 1916 Rising, has been admired and looked up to by subject peoples throughout the world who have been and are fighting colonialism. Now they receive the news of the collapse of the active struggle in Ireland, the acceptance of British rule and the voluntary destruction of arms. But the fight goes on.

On the home front we send greetings to the Rossport Five and to their families and supporters. We salute your courage in confronting this multinational company who have little regard for the welfare of local communities.

In recent weeks we have seen on the streets of Dublin how far removed those who profess to be in power are from the communities at local level. We saw how Free State ministers were so readily available to meet leaders of a loyalist organisation while refusing to meet with representatives of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings or the relatives of the Stardust tragedy. The Free Staters got their answer when the local community showed their resentment at what only could be described as an exercise of appeasement of their British masters. We urge Republicans throughout Ireland to start now and prepare for the next act of appeasement - the visit of the foreign Queen of England who claims jurisdiction over part of our country.

Faithful Republicans throughout Ireland have continued to feel the jackboot tactics of so-called forces of law and order on both sides of the Border and we urge our members to be at all times vigilant.

Now for the fourth time the English government is seeking to resurrect Stormont which was brought crashing down in 1972 by the people’s struggle under the leadership of the Republican Movement. Of course they now have the collaboration of former Republicans who have already administered English rule here and are prepared to police it by joining the British forces.

For eight years since the 1998 Agreement sought to copper-fasten Partition and British rule, they have failed in their efforts. Whether as 'shadow, interim or transitional', Stormont must be rejected.

The men and women of 1916, whose deed we honour today and every Easter ever since their Rising, set out clearly in the Proclamation of the Irish Republic what their objectives were. That noble document was read to you here. It required "a permanent National Government representative of the whole people of Ireland and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women".

Such a government was indeed elected in an act of self-determination by the whole Irish people acting as a unit in 1918 and established by the All-Ireland Dáil in 1919. A combination of British brutality and force and Irish weakness and treachery overthrew that 32-County government and suppressed it by the creations of a British Act of Parliament, Stormont and Leinster House. Any new-style Stormont must be brought down and replaced by an All-Ireland parliament. A new federation of the four provinces can best implement this and provide a just solution for minorities and majorities alike.

To secure the "civil and religious liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities" guaranteed in the Proclamation and sealed by the blood of the leaders and martyrs of the 1916 Rising, a Democratic Socialist Republic must be instituted.

Ninety years to the day since that momentous event in Irish history we renew these guarantees and pledge to strive might and main for those objectives. No collaboration with Imperialism and with British rule here - but straight through to Irish freedom and Irish national independence.
An Phoblacht Abú!

- Issued by the Leadership of the Republican Movement
Easter 2006.

The above statement can be found at: http://saoirse.info/

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