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Tyholland Fenians To Be Remembered In Monaghan 150 Years On

A 1916 Societies Commemorative Event will take place this Sunday.



On Sunday 5th March at 3 O’Clock, the James Connolly Society Monaghan are holding a commemoration for the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Rising at Tyholland Parish Church. There is a Celtic Cross in the church rounds dedicated to the Fenians of that era. The main speaker on the day will be John Crawley.

Tyholland is where the Monaghan men made their stand during the 1867 Rising, under the guise of the Movements ‘Head Centre’ in that area, James Blayney Rice. Rice came from a strong republican tradition. His grandfather was a United Irishman who took part in the Killyneill Ambush during 1798. The Rice household was a seedbed of sedition, where O’Donovan Rossa was known to frequent.

Tyholland is situated off the main Monaghan/Armagh Road. All welcome and for more information contact the James Connolly Society on their Facebook Page or contact our National Organiser via email at: info@1916societies.com.

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