Sunday, May 10, 2009

Annual James Connolly Commemoration on May 16

Tommy McKearney speaking in 2008Breandán Mac Cionnaith will be the main speaker at the fourth annual éirígí James Connolly commemoration which will take place at 3.30pm on Saturday May 16th in Dublin's Arbour Hill.

In what is becoming a well established event in Dublin's republican calender the fourth éirígí annual James Connolly commemoration will take place at 3.30pm on Saturday, May 16th, at the gravesides of the executed 1916 leaders in Dublin's Arbour Hill cemetery. This year's main speaker will be éirígí's Breandán Mac Cionnaith.

Bernadette McAliskey speaking in 2007Speakers at previous commemorations have included Bernadette McAliskey, the veteran civil rights activist, and Tommy McKearney, the former H-Block hunger striker and trade union acitivist, as well as éirígí's Brian Leeson and Daithí Mac An Mháistir. The commemoration is éirígí's national annual commemorative event to honour all of those who have sacrificied their lives in the fight for Irish freedom.

Previous commemorations have been well attended by socialist republicans from accross Ireland and this year promises to be no different. All are welcome.

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