1916 Rising Commemoration, Arbour Hill, Dublin, April 24th 1959

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Mr Eamon Martin, former Na Fianna Eireann Chief of Staff, original member of the Irish Volunteer Executive and patron of The Fianna Veterans Association, laying a wreath on the 1916 leaders grave at Arbour Hill on behalf of Dublin Brigade, Old I.R.A.

Also attending and included in the photograph are Miss Nora Connolly O’Brien, Mr J. O’Reilly, Mr. Seamus Brennan, Mr. Frank Robbins, Mr Vinny Byrne (Chairman Dublin Brigade Council), Mr. Walter Carpenter, Mr P. McCrea, Mr. Jimmy O’Connor and Mr Peter Nolan (vice-Chairman Dublin Brigade Council).

Members of Dublin Brigade I.R.A, Irish Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and Fianna Eireann attended.

A Mass to mark the commemoration and the anniversary of the Easter Rising was celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral, by Rev. P. Cunningham, C.C.

Many veterans of the Rising and the War of Independence attended.

Members of the Army, members of the Old Dublin Brigade, members of the teaching profession and Eamon de Longphort, Lord Longford, attended a service in Christchurch Cathedral in connection with the commemoration beforehand. It was conducted by Rev. F. W. Rodgers, Clerical Vicar and headmaster of the Cathedral School.

Rev. R.C. Armstrong, St. Patricks Cathedral, who preached in Irish, said the struggle of the men of 1916, their lives and deaths, and their work in writing, had become part of our country’s history.

 

 


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