Enniscorthy remembers Easter 1916

By Dan Walsh

The 107th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Enniscorthy, 1916, will be remembered in the annual commemorative event organised by Enniscorthy Municipal District Council on Easter Monday.

Ceremonies will commence with a celebration of Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral at 10am followed by a procession to Market Square where Cathaoirleach Cllr Aidan Browne will lay a wreath at the 1798 monument.

In a separate remembrance ceremony, craobh Inis Cóirthe Sinn Féin Cumann will stage its annual Easter Monday commemoration, assembling at 2pm on Rafter Bridge and at 2.30pm marching to St. Mary’s Cemetery. The main speaker is Kathleen Funchion, TD.

Several wreaths will be laid along the way. The return procession will travel via Nunnery Road and terminate at the Market Square with Amhrán na bhFiann.

There will be a function in Bellefield GAA Complex from 5pm onwards. All are encouraged to wear an Easter Lily in honour of the patriot dead.

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