1916 Societies coverage of an Armagh city commemorative event.
The Gifford-Plunkett Society Armagh have forwarded a report on their Easter Commemoration at the Grew Family Plot in Armagh City.
Irish Republicans gathered at Sandy Hill Cemetery on Sunday the 27th March to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising and to remember all Irish Republicans who gave their lives in pursuit of Irish Freedom.
Situated at the graveside of some of Ireland’s finest warriors, proceedings began with Chair of the local Gifford-Plunkett Society, Raymond Murray, thanking all in attendance. Following a recital of The Proclamation and the Roll of Honour, wreaths were laid on behalf of family, friends and comrades. Floral tributes were also laid by several other Societies and Tyrone National Graves Association.
After a minute’s silence Raymond then introduced a member of the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum, Gearóid Ó Machail, to say a few words. Gearóid stressed that the ideals of The Proclaimation had yet to be realised and urged all to up their efforts to ensure the aims and objectives of Connolly, Pearse and the other Leaders are finally realised.
Proceedings concluded with Amhrán na bhFiann. The Gifford-Plunkett Society would again like to thank all who attended, especially those who helped out on the day. A special word of thanks to our comrades in the Liam Mellows Society Moy, the Colour Party and Caoimhin for providing us with the music. Go raibh mile maith agaibh a chairde.