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29 September 2013 Edition

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Charlie McGlade Commemoration

Main speaker Daithí Doolan spoke about how men like Charlie had laid the foundation stone and it was up to us in Sinn Féin today to finish their work to give us a 32-county socialist and democratic republic.

THE Volunteer Charlie McGlade Commemoration in Dublin on Saturday 14 September opened with a colour party lowering flags at Charlie’s family home in Mourne Road in Drimnagh before going to Errigal Field where Ian McBride (Cathaoirleach) welcomed everyone to the 31st anniversary event.

The Dublin Roll of Honour was read by Jim Monaghan and followed by a minute’s silence and lowering of the flags. Wreaths were then laid by Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Jim Monaghan.

Greg Kelly (Ballyfermot/Drimn-agh) spoke of the history of Charlie McGlade from the young man in Fianna Éireann to almost 60 years later as a member on the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle. Greg also announced that a motion had been passed  by Dublin City Council that Errigal Field will be renamed as the Charlie McGlade Memorial Park.

Main speaker Daithí Doolan spoke about how men like Charlie had laid the foundation stone and it was up to us in Sinn Féin today to finish their work to give us a 32-county socialist and democratic republic.

Presentations and medals were given out by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD to the winners of the Charlie McGlade Tug of War Cup, ‘The  Patriots’.

The ceremony closed with Ian McBride thanking all who took part and the playing of Amhrán na bhFiann by the Rising Phoenix RFB.

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