Monday, 9 May 2016
Section of colour party & crowd marching from Garden of Remembrance, April 23rd, 2016. Republican SINN FÉIN Poblachtach hosted their hundredth anniversary commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising on April 23rd, 2016. An estimated minimum of two thousand people assembled at the GPO following the march to that center of the Rising in 1916. Organisations in attendance including the two Sinn Féin Colour Parties were Na Fianna Éireann and Cumann na mBan led by a Piper and the Coatsbridge United Irishmen RFB. The event was chaired by An Chomhairleoir Tomas O Curraoin. The Proclamation was read by a member of the Colour Party. The Roll of Honour was read by Colette Healy and Alan Byrne. Wreaths was laid on behalf of the Leadership of the Republican Movement by John Hunt, a Veteran of the Republican cause of Limerick and Chicago. John also delivered some inspiring words to those gathered at the GPO. The main orations were delivered by Ard Chomhairle member John Joe McCusker and Uachtaran Des Dalton. A full report will be in a special 1916 edition of SAOIRSE: Irish Freedom published in May.