Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will be the keynote speaker at the annual Easter Rising commemoration in Tralee this Sunday. The event will gather in and leave The Square at 12-30pm.
“Sinn Féin remains committed to the realisation of the vision of 1916 and the implementation of the principles of the Proclamation.
Next year we will celebrate the centenary of the Rising. That will be an occasion to both reflect upon the legacy of the Rising and Proclamation and what they must mean for the future. It is an opportunity to build a popular national consciousness on the true values of the Proclamation and to encourage Irish citizens and the Diaspora to reclaim the spirit of 1916,” said Deputy Ferris of the commemoration, of its history and of its future.
“We should be popularising the relevance of the Proclamation’s ideals for modern day Ireland. It’s innovative strategies reach into every community, through media, drama, art, cultural expression, the Irish language, and much more.
“Kerry saw some of the pivotal events of Easter Week 1916 and in the revolutionary years that followed it. I am honoured to be the speaker at this year’s commemoration in Tralee and I am encouraging people to attend in memory of our patriot dead,” he said.
The commemoration in Tralee will leave The Square at 12.30pm on Easter Sunday and proceed to the Republican Plot in Rath graveyard. Before leaving The Square, a woman, dressed in a Cumann na mBán uniform, will read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. The event will be chaired by Councillor Damian Quigg from Killorglin.
Ballykissane Pier Wreath Laying
Meanwhile, on Saturday in Killorglin, Sinn Féin will commemorate the lives of Irish Volunteers: Con Keating, Donal Sheahan and Charlie Monaghan who drowned at Ballykissane Pier in 1916. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 12pm at the pier.
Castleisland Area Sinn Féin Clinics from Saturday, April 11th
Deputy Martin Ferris will attend a regular clinic at the River Island Hotel on the second Saturday of each month from April 11th. The clinics will run from 10-30am to 11-30am. For more information you can ring: 066 71 29 545 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org