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Easter commemorations

The deadline for Easter commemoration notices is 12pm on Monday 10 April 2006. In order to be included notices must be received by post, email or fax at our Dublin or Belfast offices before the deadline.

Honour Ireland's Fallen Patriots

Wear an Easter Lily

• ANTRIM

EVENT: Volunteer Gerard Casey Commemorative weekend. Óglach Gerard Casey Memorial Talk: The 1981 Hunger Strike by ex-Blanketmen Paul McGlinchey and Benny Lynch in Seán Óg's, Rasharkin, County Antrim on Friday 31 March. Doors open at 7.30pm.

COMMEMORATION: The annual Volunteer Gerard Casey Commemoration will take place on Sunday 2 April in St Mary's graveyard, Rasharkin. Assemble 2.30pm. Main speaker Gerry Kelly.

• BELFAST

BOOK LAUNCH: Green Cross Bookshop will be holding a Book Launch, Six days of the Irish Republic, (1916) and other items, By LG Redmond-Howard, on Friday 14 April at 11.30am All welcome

• CORK

COMMEMORATION: Annual Easter Commemoration, Bandon, Co Cork. Easter Sunday after mid-day mass at St Patrick's church. Bandon District Pipe Band and prominent speaker in attendance. All Welcome

COMMEMORATION: Annual Easter Commemoration, Easter Sunday, assemble 2.00pm at the National Monument on the grand parade and march to Republican plot in St Finbar's cemetery. Main speaker Martin McGuinness. Youghal RFB in attendance.

• DUBLIN

Thursday 6 April

Relaunch of James Connolly's "Socialism Made Easy".

Cobblestone Bar, Smithfield, 8pm

Speakers - Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Cllr Larry O'Toole and Noel Murphy, National Secretary Independent Workers Union. Traditional music and ballads.

Friday 7 April

Ballymun Sinn Féin Easter Function

Penthouse Bar, Ballymun with music by the Irish Brigade

Doors open at 8.30pm and Táille - €8

Sunday 9 April

1916 Walking Tour as gaeilge.

Meeting at GPO @ 12.00pm.

Showing of Hunger Strike film H3 to coincide with 25th anniversary of Bobby Sands' election as MP for Fermanagh - South Tyrone

Irish Film Centre, Eustace Street, Temple Bar at 2.30pm

Former H-Block prisoners' speakers

Táille - €5

Monday 10 April

Dublin Launch of the Easter Lily

Central plinth at the GPO, 12.00pm

Public Meeting - Countess Markievicz Memorial Lecture

Theme: Women and the Irish Revolution

Madison Bar Rathmines, 8pm

Speaker: Martina Anderson ex-POW

Tuesday 11 April

3rd Annual James Connolly Memorial Lecture

Theme: 1916-1981 The Unbroken Connection

Speakers: Former hunger striker Dr Laurence McKeown and Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Wynns Hotel, Abbey Street at 8pm

Wednesday 12 April

Showing of the play, "The Blanket"

Ar an Phlúid, (On The Blanket) tells the story of the Blanket protest from the perspective of one man - Kieran Nugent, the first H-Block prisoner to refuse to wear a prison uniform after the ending of political status in March 1976.

ATGWU Hall Middle Abbey Street @ 8pm

Táille - €10

Friday 14 April

1916 Walking Tour.

Meeting at GPO at 12.00pm

Arbour Hill Commemoration.

Assemble at 2.30pm at the gates of Arbour Hill Cemetery.

Annual Hunger Strike Memorial Trophy 5 a side Soccer tournament

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin at 12.00pm.

Contact 086 8694689 for further details

Saturday 15 April

Annual Ballyfermot Republican Easter Commemoration

Assemble at 12.00pm at Upper Ballyfermot Road (Sinn Féin Office) and march to Countess Markievicz Park.

Annual Dublin Republican Easter Commemoration

Assemble at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square

Speaker: Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA

Annual Sinn Féin Átha Cliath Dinner Dance

Royal Dublin Hotel, O'Connell Street, 8pm

Contact 01-8726100 for tickets

Sunday 16 April

Wreath laying ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery

Assemble at 11.00am at the gates of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Annual Eamonn Ceannt Crumlin Republican Easter Commemoration

Assemble at 3.00pm at Errigal Field (back of Childrens Hospital) and march to Eamonn Ceannt Park.

Refreshments afterwards in the Transport Club

Monday 17 April

Annual Dún Laoghaire Republican Easter Commemoration

Assemble at 2.30pm at Bakers Corner and march to Deansgrange Cemetery

Annual Asgard Howth Republican Easter Commemoration

Assemble at 3.00pm at the East Pier

• MONAGHAN

COMMEMORATION: Easter Commemoration, Sat 15 April, Iniskeen, Monaghan, Assemble in the village 2.30pm, marching to the local cemetery. Speaker Conor Murphy MP. Followed by an Irish Night in McNellos, music by Shanachi, doors open 9.00pm Tállie €5.00

• OTHER

H-BLOCK MEDALLIONS: For the 25th anniversary of the Hunger Strikes. A special edition set of bronze medallions has been commissioned. Costing £250, the medallions depict the ten H-Block Hunger Strikers. The first set of the medallions are being balloted and the tickets are available through the Art shop.

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