Thursday, 28 April 2011

éirígí Remember the Easter Rising in Newry

éirígí in Newry marked the 95th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising by holding a number of wreath-laying events at monuments and graves across the city.

Wreaths were laid at the Vol. Michael Hughes monument and the Derrybeg Volunteers monument in the Derrybeg estate. A wreath was also laid at the Vol. Brendan Watters monument in the Barcroft estate and at the memorial cross in Barley Lane. The events concluded with a wreath being laid on the republican plot in St Mary’s cemetery in memory of all those from the area who gave their lives for Irish freedom.

As well as the wreath-laying events, éirígí also erected a number of flags including starry ploughs, tricolours and éirígí flags along with “Britain Out of Ireland” posters and stickers to highlight the continued occupation.

After the events éirígí’s Stephen Murney spoke about how the objectives and goals pursued by those who fought in 1916 still remain to be achieved 95 years on.

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