Wednesday, 9 March 2016

On Sunday the 6Th of March the Sean Keenan/Tommy Tonner Cumann of Republican Sinn Fein held it annual Sean Keenan Commemoration, The Commemoration began with Michael Mc Gonigle asking the crowd to gather around the monument, he then asked for the wreath from the leadership of Republican Sinn Fein to be laid by Martin Duffy , the wreath from the Sean Keenan/ Tommy Toner Cumann was laid by Michael Mc Gonigle and relatives of Sean Keenan laid then laid their wreath. A wreath was laid on behalf of Tyrone by Peter Cavanagh. Maitiu O Donnell then recited the rosary followed by Martin Mc Loone who read out the proclamation. John Joe Mc Cusker delivered the main oration, in which he spoke of Sean's commitment to Republicanism mentioning the lose of his son Oglach C
olm Keenan and his comrade Oglach Eugene Mc Gillen, a section on our current p.o.ws was read out. The oration received applause and resounded well with those attending. The Commemoration then proceeded to the bloody Sunday memorial where a wreath was laid, the crowd marching in two lines then returned to the Sean Keenan monument and the event finished with Sean Doyle playing Amhrán na bhFiann on the bag pipe.

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