There is an air of anticipation forming around The Crown Hotel and an important, historical event to be staged there on Sunday evening from 5pm onwards.
A non-stop, evening long programme will recall the events of Easter 1916 and of April 5th 1914 when the Castleisland branch of the Irish Volunteers was formed in the house after a speech from the balcony.
The same balcony will be pressed into use again on this Sunday evening when it will act as a stage for some fine traditional musical entertainment.
A huge crowd is expected in Castleisland on the evening to mark the occasion. In a community well used to catering for crowds, and, in the fine tradition of the old market town outlook, a warm welcome will be extended to stranger and local alike.
The following is a bi-lingual run-down on the event of the evening.
Leacht an Óstáin Chorónaigh á Nochtadh
Nocht farleacht ag an Óstán Corónachar an 24/4/2016 igcuimhne arna 100 óglach ó: Chúl; An Currach; Scairteach an Ghleanna; Na Cuirríní agus Na Foidhrí a tháinig le chéile sa Díseart in aice le hOileán Chiarraí Luan Cásca 24ú lá Aibreán 1916.
Bunaíodhcomplacht de hÓglaigh na hÉireann ar an 5ú láAibreán 1914 tar éisóráidí a thabhairt don slua mór a bhí i láthair ó bhalcóin an Óstáin Chorónaigh
Seo deis don phobal áitiúil gradam agus ómós a thabhairt do na daoine áitiúla as an bpáirt a ghlac siad igCogadh na Saoirse.
17.00. Teacht le chéile ag Óstán Corónach; Turas bus go dtí: An Díseart; An Cam agus Plasóg na bPoblachtach, Cill Bhanbháin; 18.20..Ar ais Óstán Corónach; 18.30…Ceol beo ó bhalcóin an óstáin
18.45. An leacht a nochtadh; Forógra naCásca le leanaí áitiúla feistithe mar óglaigh; Stair áitiúil le Éamonn ó Braoin; 19.16. Amhrán na bhFiann agus Nochtadh an leachta agus Bratachnad Trí-Dhath a ardú; 19.30. Sa seomra ócáide, Martin Moore stairí ag tabhairt cuntasstaire idtaobhóglach ÓileánChiarraí. Beidh tae, caife agus ceapairí in aisce ar fáil; Ceol beo sa teach tabhairne ó 9.00 a chlog go dti am dúnta.
Tá fáilte romh aibh teacht agus ceiliúradh a dhéanamhar ár stair ag an Domhnach 24ú láAibreán. Is ócáid neamhpholaitiúil í seo.
Crown Hotel Plaque Unveiling
A plaque dedicated to the memory of the 100 Irish Volunteers from Cordal, Currow, Scartaglin, Currans, Firies and Castleisland who assembled at Dysert on Easter Monday 24/4/2016 will be unveiled at the Crown Hotel on 24/4/2016. The Castleisland Company of the Irish Volunteers was formed on 5th of April 1914 after a huge crowd was addressed from the balcony of the hotel.
This is an opportunity for all to remember the involvement of members of community in the fight for Irish freedom.
The itinerary for the day is as follows: Meeting at The Crown at 17.00; Bus trip to Dysert, Camp and old Kilbannivane cemetery; Return to The Crown at 18.20; Live music from the balcony from 18.30; Plaque unveiling ceremony begins at 18.45; Proclamation read by school children dressed as Irish Volunteers; Speech from local historian Eamonn Breen.
At 19.16 the National Anthem will be played as the plaque is unveiled and the Tri-colour is raised.
At 19.30 in the function room, historian Martin Moore will give a speech about the history of the Castleisland Volunteers. Martin is currently writing an account of the Castleisland Volunteers.
There will be complimentary sandwiches, tea and coffee served. There will be live music in the bar from 9pm until closing. So come along and celebrate your history in the Crown Hotel on Sunday 24th of April 2016. This is a non political event and everyone is welcome to attend. For further information please contact: Plaque unveiling, Eamonn Breen on 086 30 67 498. John Breen on 087 78 49 879 and Joe Browne on 086 23 17 722. The Crown Hotel can be contacted on: 086 12 64 751 or 066 71 43 030
For more on the formation of the Castleisland branch of the Irish Volunteers at The Crown Hotel in 1914, please click on the link here: