1 April 2010 Edition

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Castlegregory Commemoration revived

North Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, past local election candidate for Corca Dhuibhne Theresa Rafter Moriarty and Abbeydorney Sinn Féin activist Morgan O’Flaherty

North Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, past local election candidate for Corca Dhuibhne Theresa Rafter Moriarty and Abbeydorney Sinn Féin activist Morgan O’Flaherty

“The large turnout at this commemoration today is testimony to the high esteem in which these volunteers are still held”, said Abbeydorney Sinn Féin activist Morgan O’Flaherty at a commemoration at the republican monument in Castlegregory, County Kerry, on Sunday 21 March. This was the first commemoration at this monument since the 1960s and it was marked by good weather and a large attendance by both residents of Castlegregory and surrounding areas and party activists.
The Roll of Honour for the volunteers from An Daingean, Castlegregory, Derrymore and Tralee, was read by past local election candidate for Corca Dhuibhne, Theresa Rafter Moriarty.
Sinn Féin TD for North Kerry, Martin Ferris, spoke of the current economic crisis, referring to banking, golden handshakes, youth unemployment and the decimation of rural communities through the withdrawal of vital services and cutbacks. He pointed out that the future of Ireland depended on a fundamental shift of power in Irish politics, away from the hands of those who have taken us to this economic crisis and into the hands of those who represent the ordinary people.
It is hoped that this commemoration will become an annual event and South Kerry Sinn Féin extend their gratitude and appreciation to all those who took part.

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