By Dan Walsh in Gorey
The Leader of the Opposition in Dáil Éireann and President of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald, T.D., will deliver the keynote address at the Liam Mellows 100th Committee commemorations at his graveside in Castletown Cemetery tomorrow (Sunday).
Participants will parade from the junction at the Golden Anchor in Castletown to the church grounds commencing at 2pm where Deputy McDonald will address what is termed ‘a national commemoration’. All are welcome to attend.
Afterwards, a reception will be held at Breen’s in Gorey where Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin will launch his new book ‘Liam Mellows and the Unfinished Revolution’ at 4pm. Music afterwards with The Púcas.
Earlier in the week commemorative stones and young oaks were laid and planted at schools in Castletown and Coolgreany to mark the centenary of the execution of Liam Mellows.