Wreath Laying Ceremony for Battle of July 10-1921

Relatives of the local volunteers, Richard Shanahan and Jack Prendiville placing wreaths at the monument to the men and their comrade, Jack Flynn at the July 10th 1921 commemoration at Rice’s Height during the 2017 commemoration. Included are: Catherine Kate Shanahan, (left) with Norrie Breen and Noreen and Mary Prendiville. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The soon to be re-branded, Castleisland based Sinn Féin cumann will commemorate the tragic events of July 10th 1921 on the coming Saturday evening, July 14th at 8pm.

A simple wreath laying ceremony will be held in memory of the fallen Irish Volunteers: Jack Flynn, Jack Prendiville and Richard Shanahan.

Den Prendiville’s Account

Volunteer, Den Prendiville left a vivid account of the deadly battle which raged throughout the town on that fateful night.

The late Mr. Prendiville’s brother, Jack was one of those killed on the night.

Rice’s Height

Saturday evening’s event at the monument on Rice’s Height on the Cordal Road is being conducted in a lower key for this and the coming couple of years while plans are being made for a major commemoration to mark the centenary in 2021.

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