Friday, September 22, 2017

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Duleek Remembers Thomas Ashe

Thomas Lynch of the Duleek 1916-1981 Monument Committee with information about a commemorative event due to take place in Duleek tomorrow.

Thomas Ashe

Duleek 1916-1981 Monument Committee will host a commemoration on Saturday 23rd September in Duleek to remember the 100th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Thomas Ashe.

The event will commence at 4pm with a march to the hunger strike monument on Station Road with a re-enactment by the Irish Citizen Army on the way.

Spokesperson for the monument committee Thomas Lynch said this will be a very special event where the leader of the “Battle of Ashbourne” during the Easter rising in 1916 Thomas Ashe will be remembered on the 100th anniversary of his death on hunger strike on 25th September 1917.

Thomas Ashe was born in Kinard East, Lispole, Dingle Co, Kerry. He was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. He went on to become principal of Corduff National School in Lusk Co, Dublin.

He spent his last years before his death teaching children in Lusk, where he founded the award-winning Lusk Black Raven Pipe Band as well as Round Towers Lusk.

A fundraising event by the monument committee will follow the commemoration in the Greyhound Bar Duleek with a book launch The Truth Will Out by Paul McGlinchey.

Please not this is a non-party political event. All welcome to attend.