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Céad Bliain Sinn Féin 1905-2005

The launch of the programme of events for Céad Bliain Sinn Féin, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sinn Féin, will take place on Friday evening 14 January, in the historic Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House, when Party President Gerry Adams will officially launch the year's activities.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Many more events will be taking place to mark Céad Bliain Sinn Féin. Events will also be organised in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

If you would like further information on any Céad Bliain events, on the history of Sinn Féin or on any of the publications and merchandise produced for Céad Bliain, contact: Sinn Féin Céad Bliain, 44 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Tel: 01-8726100 Email: [email protected]

Letter from Gerry Adams

A Chairde,

2005 is the centenary year of the foundation of Sinn Féin. Tá idéalacha Fhorógra na Poblachta 1916 mar cuspóir againn, chomh maith le díograis na mílte a mhair, a shaothraigh agus a fuair bás ar son na Poblachta agus táimíd ag ceiliúradh Céad Bliain ag streachailt.

We will be celebrating the party's anniversary with events in every county in Ireland — these include a major photographic exhibition, national rally, lecture series, birthday party, public meetings, womens conference, Slógadh, youth festival and much much more.

Events will also take place in the US, Canada, Australia, Britain and Europe.

During the year we will also produce a book of historical documents and photographs, a limited edition coin and a series of cards commemorating women in Irish history and key events of the last 100 years.

With a century of struggle behind it, Sinn Féin is today the fastest growing political movement in Ireland with the youngest and most active membership and with support among the Irish Diaspora unmatched by any other political party.

2005 will mark another step closer to our goal of a United Ireland, a Sovereign Republic where, in the words of the 1916 Proclamation, all the children of the nation are treated equally.

I am inviting people, young and old, to join with us in celebrating our centenary year and in building for Irish Unity.

Is mise,

Gerry Adams.

• Calendar of Events

• January

14th National Reception and Launch of Programme Dublin

29th-30th Ógra National Conference Derry

Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Exhibition Derry

• February

Céad Bliain Celebrations Australia

Launch of Green Paper on Irish unity

12th Céad Bliain National Women's Conference,

Canal Court Hotel, Newry Down

Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Exhibition Down

24th Night out at the Races, Cork Comhairle Ceantair Cork

26th Fermanagh Sinn Féin Dinner,

Manor House Hotel, Enniskillen Fermanagh

Ógra Discussion - The True Inheritors of

Irish Republicanism, Trinity College Dublin

Ógra Discussion - The Legacy of Connolly

(The Real Alternative Left), Trinity College Dublin

Fergal O'Hanlon Memorial Lecture,

The Centenary of Sinn Féin 1905-2005 Monaghan

• March

4th-5th-6th Ard Fheis Dublin

Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Exhibition Dublin

5th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain International

Music Night, Ormond Hotel, Ormond Quay Dublin

8th International Women's Day

Céad Bliain Celebrations European Parliament

Historical Exhibition to be held in Rostrevor Village Down

17th St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Weekend of Céad Bliain Events USA

18th-19th-20th Slódagh, Gweedore Donegal

19th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain and Local

Historical Exhibition, Warrenpoint Town Hall Down

22nd-29th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Exhibition Dublin

22nd-23rd, St Michael's Community Centre, D8

24th-26th, Ballyfermot Civic Centre

28th-29th, St Catherine's Community Centre, D8

22nd James Connolly Memorial Lecture,

The Legacy of 1916, Liberty Hall, 8pm Dublin

23rd Launch of Down Dublin Streets, originally

written by Eamon Mac Thomáis in 1965.

McDowell's Pub, Emmet Road, D8 Dublin

23rd Céad Bliain Celebration - One City Many Peoples,

7pm, Holiday Inn, University Street, Belfast Antrim

24th Film Night, screening of 'The Dawn', in

Irish Film Centre, Eustace Street, at 8pm Dublin

25th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Historical Walking

Tour, Meet at Trinity College Gates, at 2pm Dublin

26th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Dublin Annual Gala

Dinner Dance, Holiday Inn, Pearse Street Dublin

26th Red Cow Hotel, Shebeen and Spirit of Freedom,

doors open at 8pm Dublin

27th Sinn Féin Portlairge Comhairle Ceantair

Céad Bliain Banquet, Tower Hotel Waterford

27th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Rededication of the Republican

Monument in the Woodlands of Loughglynn Roscommon

31st Céad Bliain Celebration Rally, Slieve Donard Hotel,

Newcastle. Main Speaker: Gerry Adams Down

• April

22nd South Antrim Céad Bliain Dinner, O'Neill Arms Hotel,

Toomebridge, Guest Speaker: Caitríona Ruane Antrim

23rd Monaghan Centenary Draw and Dance, Lakeside Hotel, Monaghan

Tour of Kilmainham Jail by Monaghan Republicans

• April - May 2005

Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Lecture Series, sponsored by An Phoblacht.

A Sinn Féin Cead Bliain Lecture Series, sponsored by An Phoblacht, will take place in venues across Ireland in the Spring. The lectures will be published later in the year as a commemorative book.

List of confirmed speakers:

Meda Ryan: Talk about Tom Barry and Liam Lynch. Shane Mac Thomáis: Talk about history of republican publications. Eoin Ó Broin: Talk about international solidarity. Matt Treacy: Sinn Féin and the left. Morgan Llywellen: Sinn Féin, the early years. Danny Morrison: Talk about operating as press officer for Sinn Féin and as editor of An Phoblacht during 1970s and 1980s.

Full details of the lecture series will be published in An Phoblacht

• May

28th May Day, Night at the Dogs, Tralee Kerry

Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery by Monaghan Republicans.

• June

3rd Tour by the Leadership of Sinn Féin for the Leinster

Céad Bliain Celebrations. Speaker: Martin McGuinness Wexford

6th Launch of re-vamped An Phoblacht Dublin

11th-12th Campa Naisiúnta Óige '05 - An Ireland for all its people -

100 years of Sinn Féin - 100 years of the Ulster Unionist Tyrone

11th Céad Bliain Walk in the Ox Mountains, Foxford, Mayo

19th Bodenstown Kildare

24th Tour by the Leadership of Sinn Féin for the Munster

Céad Bliain Celebrations. Speaker: Gerry Adams MP

24th-26th Interprovincial Gaelic Games Weekend, Derry

• July

2nd Céad Bliain Walk in South Armagh. Registration 10.30am for

an 11am start @ Slieve Gullio Court Yard Car Park, Meigh Armagh

2nd Céad Bliain Soccer Tournament, Killough, County Down.

Trophy presented in Honour of Séamus Owens Down

• August

Historical Exhibition during month of August in

Downpatrick Arts Centre or Museum Down

• September

9th Tour by the Leadership of Sinn Féin for the Connacht/Ulster

Céad Bliain Celebrations. Speaker: Martin McGuinness

17th Conference: Towards National Reconciliation,

Lansdowne Hotel, Belfast at 10am Antrim

24th National Rally Dublin

National Rally Social Night, 8pm Ormond Hotel, Ormond Quay Dublin

International Lecture Dublin

24th Céad Bliain Celebrations France

Historical Exhibition during month of

September in Ballynahinch, venue to be confirmed Down

• October

8th Building Equality and Human Rights

in a New Ireland, National Conference Dublin

Series of activities to celebrate

Sinn Féin Céad Bliain and 1798 Fermanagh

• November

5th Breithlá Sinn Féin, Citywest Dublin

Céad Bliain Celebrations USA

15th-19th Sinn Féin Céad Bliain Exhibition, NUIG Campus,

Áras na Mac Léinn, Galway City Galway

27th Céad Bliain Commemoration at the Rotunda Dublin


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