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2014 Easter Commemorations and 1916 Proclamation

All times and venues correct at time of going to press – please check, local and social media for any changes to this list

Attend your local Easter commemoration –Téigh chun do chumhneachán Cásca áitiúl. Honour Ireland’s patriot dead – Wear an Easter Lily. Caith Lile na Cásca – Tabhair ómós do laochra na hÉireann


• Saturday 19 April

10:30am Maghery, Wreath Laying Ceremony

12:30pm Portadown, Local Speaker

3:00pm Lislea, Wreath Laying Ceremony

5:00pm Killeen, Wreath Laying Ceremony

6:00pm Jonesboro, Wreath Laying Ceremony

6:30pm Dromintee, Wreath Laying Ceremony

7:00pm Mullaghban, Wreath Laying Ceremony


• Sunday 20 April

09:45am Crossmaglen, Speaker: Barry McElduff

10:00am Keady, Wreath Laying Ceremony

10:30am Camlough, Speaker: Roisín Mulgrew

10:45am Tullysaran, Wreath Laying Ceremony

12 noon Derrymacash, Local Speaker

2:00pm Ballymacnab, Local Speaker

2:30pm Lurgan, Speaker: Chris Hazzard

4:30pm Cullyhanna, Speaker: Michelle Gildernew

•  Monday 21 April

11:00am Blackwatertown, Wreath Laying Ceremony

2:00pm Armagh City, Speaker: Carál Ní Chuilín

5:00pm Belleek, Wreath Laying Ceremony


•  Friday 18 April

1:00pm Ormeau Road, Fian Jim Templeton Memorial, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Saturday 19 April

2:30pm Whitewell, Speaker: Carál Ní Chuilín

5:00pm Short Strand, An Tine Beo, Speaker: Niall Ó Donnghaile

5:00pm South Link Memorial Gardens, Andersonstown, Speaker: Emma Groves

6:30pm Colin, Twinbrook Memorial, Speaker: Bill Groves


•  Sunday 20 April

10:30am Memorial Garden, Market Area, Wreath Laying Ceremony

11:00am Carrick Hill, Speaker: JJ Magee

12:15pm Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden, Wreath Laying Ceremony

1:00pm Beechmont Avenue, Main Commemoration, Speaker: Martina Anderson

•  Monday 21 April

12 noon Newington, Wreath Laying Ceremony

1:00pm New Lodge, Speaker: Jennifer McCann

•  Tuesday 22 April

1:00pm Ardoyne, Speaker:  Gerry Kelly

3:30pm New Barnsley, Wreath Laying Ceremony


•  Sunday 20 April

2:30pm Kiltoughter, Speaker: Bronwyn McGahan 


•  Saturday 19 April

12 noon Mooncoin, Speaker: Caitríona Ruane

3:00pm  Kilkenny Town, Speaker: Caitríona Ruane


•  Sunday 20 April

3:00pm Clonlohan Cemetery, Speaker: Mike McKee


•  Saturday 19 April

8:00pm Bantry, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

11:00am Macroom, Wreath Laying Ceremony

11:00am Youghal, Speaker: Liadh Ní Riada

11:30am Clonakilty, Speaker: Paul Hayes

12:30pm Bandon, Speaker: Martin Ferris

2:00pm Cork City, Speaker: Martin Ferris



•  Saturday 19 April

Wreath Laying Ceremonies

4:00pm Glenariff; 5pm Glenravel; 5:45pm Cargin, 6:30pm Moneyglass; 7:15pm Park Village

•  Sunday 20 April

12:15pm Dungiven, Speaker: Rory Donaghy

2:00pm Westland Street, Derry City, Speaker: Mary Lou McDonald

2:30pm The Loup, Speaker: Pat Sheehan

Wreath Laying Ceremonies

10:00am Rasharkin; 10:30am Maghera; 10:45am Coolcalm; 10:45am Newbridge;

11:40am Lavey; 11:45am Bellaghy; 11:45am Dunloy; 12:30pm Loughgiel; 12:30pm Kilrea, 1:00pm Shantallow, Racecourse Road; 1:00pm Waterside, Rose Court; 1:30pm Creggan, Central Drive; 1:30pm Bogside, Lecky Road; 1:30pm Brandywell:

•  Monday 21 April

2:30pm Swatragh, Speaker: Paul Maskey


•  Sunday 20 April

10:00am Donegal Town, Clar, Wreath Laying Ceremony

11:00am Letterkenny, Speaker: Gerry McMonagle

11:30am Glencolmcille, Speaker: Noel Jordan

12 noon Drumoghill, Speaker: Gerry McMonagle

12 noon Castlefinn, Speaker: Gary Doherty

12 noon Buncrana, Speaker: Matt Carthy

12:15pm Gweedore, Speaker: John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh

3:00pm Drumboe, Main Commemoration, Speaker: Matt Carthy

6:00pm Drumkeen, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Monday 21 April

12:30pm Carrigart, Speaker: Mick Quinn

3:00pm Pettigo, Speaker: Matt Carthy

3:00pm Fanad, Speaker: Mick Quinn



•  Saturday 19 April

7:00pm Downpatrick, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

12:15 pm Patrick Street, Newry City, Speaker: Gerry Kelly

3:15pm Down Road Car Park, Newcastle, Wreath Laying Ceremony

4:00pm Lower Square, Castlewellan, Speaker: Michelle O’Neill


•  Friday 18 April

1:00pm Arbour Hill, Speaker: Lynn Boylan

•  Saturday 19 April

12:00am Ballyfermot, Local Speaker

1:00pm South East Inner City, Speaker: Chris Andrews

2:00pm Crumlin, Local Speaker

•  Sunday 20 April

11:00am Glasnevin Cemetery, Wreath Laying Ceremony

2:30pm Main Commemoration: Garden of Remembrance, Speaker: Gerry Adams

•  Monday 21 April

2:00pm Deans Grange, Dún Laoghaire, Speaker: Megan Fearon


•  Sunday 20 April

3:30pm Donagh, Speaker: Rosie McCorley



•  Saturday 19 April

3:00pm Erye Square, Galway City Speaker: Aengus Ó Snodaigh

6:00pm Oranmore, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

2:00pm Ballinasloe, Speaker: Thomas Sharkey

1:00pm Ros Muc, Speaker: Aengus Ó Snodaigh

•  Monday 21 April

2:30pm Ard Béar Cemetery, Cliften, Wreath Laying Ceremony

3:00pm Cliften, Conamara, Speaker: Aengus Ó Snodaigh

5:00pm Tullycross, Speaker: Aengus Ó Snodaigh


•  Sunday 21 April

12:30pm Tralee, Main Commemoration, Speaker: Pa Daly


•  Saturday 19 April

2:00pm Newbridge, Speaker: Eoin Ó Broin


•  Monday 21 April

12 noon Mountmellick, Speaker: Jonathan O’Brien


•  Sunday 20 April

3:00pm Drumsna, Speaker: Pádraig Mac Lochlainn


•  Saturday 19 April

3:00pm Athea Village, Speaker: Séamus Browne

•  Sunday 20 April

11:45am Limerick City, Local Speaker



•  Sunday 20 April

2:00pm Longford Town, Speaker: Martin Kenny


•  Saturday 19 April

11:00am Quay Street, Dundalk, Wreath Laying Ceremony

2:00pm Knockbridge, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

12 noon St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Speaker: Cathal Boylan

2:30pm Market Square, Dundalk, Speaker: Francie Molloy


•  Sunday 20 April

10:00am Achill Island, Speaker: Wreath Laying Ceremony

3:00pm Kilkelly, Speaker: Pearse Doherty


•  Saturday 19 April

4:00pm Oldcastle, Main Commemoration, Speaker: Peadar Tóibín

•  Sunday 20 April

12 noon Ardbraccen, Speaker: Joe Reilly

12 noon Ashbourne, Speaker: Darren O’Rourke

12 noon Ballinlough, Speaker: Conor Ferguson

12 noon Drumree, Speaker: Maria O’Kane

12 noon Longwood, Speaker: Ken Foley

12 noon Navan, Speaker: Sinead Burke

12 noon Slane, Speaker: Eimear Ferguson


•  Saturday 19 April

7:00pm Inniskeen, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

3:30pm Monaghan Town, Speaker: Martin McGuinness

•  Monday 21 April

12 noon Scotshouse, Speaker: Daithí McKay

3:00pm Clones, Speaker: Daithí McKay



•  Saturday 19 April

3:00pm Cadamstowen, Birr, Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Sunday 20 April

2:00pm Edenderry, Speaker: Dessie Ellis


•  Sunday 20 April

3:00pm Castlerea, Speaker: Michael Colreavey


•  Sunday 20 April

3:00pm Sligo Town, Speaker: Rose Conway Walsh


•  Sunday 20 April

2:30pm Fethard, Local Speaker

3:00pm Nenagh, Speaker: Seamus Morris


•  Saturday 19 April

1:00pm Ardboe, Wreath Laying Ceremony

3:00pm Coalisland, Speaker: Raymond McCartney

•  Sunday 20 April

3:00pm Carrickmore, Speaker: Seán Murray   

For other Tyrone commemorations visit


•  Saturday 19 April

3:00pm Waterford City, Speaker: John Hearne   

•  Sunday 20 April

12 noon Portlaw, Speaker: Declan Clune

3:00pm Waterford County, Speaker: Liadh Ní Riada


•  Sunday 20 April

11:00am Athlone: Wreath Laying Ceremony

12 noon Commagh: Wreath Laying Ceremony

•  Monday 21 April

12 noon Drumraney, Speaker: Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

3:00pm Fore, Speaker: Una D’Arcy



•  Saturday 19 April

12:30pm Riverchapel, Speaker: Seán Etchingham

6:00pm Ballymore, Speaker: Joe Whitty

•  Sunday 20 April

2:30pm Wexford Town, Speaker: Sandra McLellan

•  Monday 21 April

11:00am Murrintown, Local Speaker

2:30pm Enniscorthy, Speaker: Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


•  Monday 21 April

11:30am Bray, Speaker: Megan Fearon

All times and venues correct at time of going to press

Poblacht na hÉireann

The Provisional Government

of the

Irish Republic

to the people of Ireland

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom.

Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organisation, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and through her open military organisations, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army, having patiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment, and supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence of victory.

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty; six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms. Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades in arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare, and of its exaltation among the nations.

The Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government, which have divided a minority from the majority in the past.


Until our arms have brought the opportune moment for the establishment of a permanent National Government, representative of the whole people of Ireland and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women, the Provisional Government, hereby constituted, will administer the civil and military affairs of the Republic in trust for the people.

We place the cause of the Irish Republic under the protection of the Most High God, Whose blessing we invoke upon our arms, and we pray that no one who serves that cause will dishonour it by cowardice, inhumanity, or rapine. In this supreme hour the Irish nation must, by its valour and discipline, and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called.

Signed on behalf of the Provisional Government,






Poblacht na hÉireann

Rialtas Sealadach

Phoblacht na hÉireann

do mhuintir na hÉireann

A FHEARA AGUS A MHNÁ NA hÉIREANN : In ainm Dé agus in ainm na nglún a chuaigh romhainn agus óna bhfuair sí seanoideas na náisiúntachta, tá Éire, trínne, ag gairm a clainne faoina bratach agus ag bualadh buille ar son a saoirse.

Tar éis di a fir a eagrú agus a oiliúint ina heagraíocht rúnda réabhlóideach, Bráithreachas Phoblacht na hÉireann, agus ina heagraíochtaí míleata poiblí, Óglaigh na hÉireann agus Arm Cathartha na hÉireann, agus tar éis di a riailbhéas a thabhairt go foighneach chun foirfeachta agus feitheamh go buanseasmhach leis an bhfaill chun gnímh, tá sí ag glacadh na faille sin anois, agus, le cabhair óna clainn ar deoraíocht i Meiriceá agus ó chomh-ghuaillithe calma san Eoraip, ach, thar gach ní, le muinín as a neart dílis féin, tá sí ag bualadh buille i ndóchas iomlán go mbéarfaidh sí bua.

Dearbhaímid gur ceart ceannasach dochlóite ceart mhuintir na hÉireann chun seilbh na hÉireann, agus chun dála na hÉireann a stiúradh gan chosc gan cheataí. Níor cuireadh an ceart sin ar ceal leis an bhforghabháil a rinne pobal eachtrannach agus a rialtas air le cian d’aimsir ná ní féidir go brách a chur ar ceal ach trí dhíothú mhuintir na hÉireann. Níl aon ghlúin dá dtáinig nár dhearbhaigh pobal na hÉireann a gceart chun saoirse agus ceannas a náisiúin; sé huaire le trí chéad bliain anuas dhearbhaíodar faoi airm é. Ag seasamh dúinn ar an gceart bunaidh sin agus á dhearbhú arís faoi airm os comhair an tsaoil, fógraímid leis seo Poblacht na hÉireann ina Stát Ceannasach Neamhspleách agus cuirimid ár n-anam féin agus anam ár gcomrádaithe comhraic i ngeall lena saoirse agus lena leas, agus lena móradh i measc na náisiún.


Dlíonn Poblacht na hÉireann, agus éilíonn sí leis seo, géillsine ó mhuintir uile na hÉireann, idir fhir agus mhná. Ráthaíonn an phoblacht saoirse creidimh agus saoirse shibhialta, comhchearta agus comhdheiseanna, dá saoránaigh uile, agus dearbhaíonn sí gurb é a rún séan agus sonas a lorg don náisiún uile agus do gach roinn di, le comhchúram do chlainn uile an náisiúin, agus le neamhairt ar an easaontas a cothaíodh d’aontoisc eatarthu ag rialtas eachtrannach agus lér deighleadh mionlucht ón tromlach san am atá imithe.

Go dtí go dtabharfaidh feidhm ár n-arm an t-ionú dúinn Buan-Rialtas Náisiúnta a bhunú ó theachtaí do phobal uile na hÉireann arna dtoghadh le vótaí a cuid fear agus ban, déanfaidh an Rialtas Sealadach, a bhunaítear leis seo, cúrsaí sibhialta agus míleata na Poblachta a riaradh thar ceann an phobail.

Cuirimid cúis Phoblacht na hÉireann faoi choimirce Dhia Mór na nUile-chumhacht agus impímid A bheannacht ar ár n-airm; iarraimid gan aon duine a bheas ag fónamh sa chúis sin do tharraingt easonóra uirthi le mílaochas, le mídhaonnacht ná le slad. San uair oirbheartach seo is é dualgas náisiún na hÉireann a chruthú, lena misneach agus lena dea-iompar agus le toil a clainne á dtoirbhirt féin ar son na maitheasa poiblí, go dtuilleann sí an réim ró-uasal is dán di.

Arna shíniú thar ceann an Rialtais Shealadaigh,






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