10 December 2012
Civil War martyr Joe McKelvey tribute in Belfast
JOE McKELVEY, one of the ‘Four Martyrs’ executed by the Free State Government on 8 December 1922, was remembered in Belfast at the weekend, on the 90th anniversary of his death.
McKelvey, Dick Barrett, Ruairí O'Connor and Liam Mellows were shot by firing squad in Mountjoy Prison in reprisal for the IRA killing of Free State officer and TD Seán Hales.
Scores of people gathered at McKelvey’s Milltown Cemetery grave for the commemoration and an oration on the life and times of McKelvey delivered by local historian Jimmy McDermott.
Special 1916 Centenary Edition
• Introduction by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams
• 1916 Ceannairí | Biographies of the leading men and women who took part in the Rising
• Seven Days, Seven Men, Seven Hills | By Éamonn Mac Thomáis, republican activist, writer and historian
• Women in struggle | by Máire Comerford, a lifelong republican who witnessed central events in 1916-23
• Chronology of events
• Map and description of the main battles and major events
• The Rising outside Dublin
• Stop press! Censorship and the media reaction to Easter 1916
• Roger Casement | 1916 rebel and a national hero on the Faroe Islands
• Internationalists in the Easter Rising | Scandinavian rebels in the GPO and ANZAC troops in Trinity College
An initiative for dialogue
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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures
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