Sinn Féin in Drogheda will mark the Centenary of the 1916 rising with its Easter Commemoration to the Republican plot on the Marsh Rd this Sunday 27th March. The parade will assemble at 12 noon outside St. Peter’s Church, West Street.
Speaking in advance of the event, newly elected TD for Louth Imelda Munster said,
“As in past years we look forward to having The Lourdes Brass Band, The Drogheda Republican Colour Party and The Rising Phoenix Republican Flute band in attendance at the commemoration.
“In this the Centenary year of the 1916 Easter Rising some of those in attendance will be dressed in period attire and I would encourage anyone else who is coming along to do the same.
The Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is a time of huge significance for the people of Ireland. This is a time for the commemoration of those who worked, fought and died for Irish freedom. It is a time for the celebration of the spirit of freedom and the progressive vision that motivated them. It is a time for renewed Commitment to the values of the Proclamation: the sovereignty of the Irish people; the unity and independence of Ireland; equal rights and equal opportunities for all the people who share our island.
“We need to apply the principles of the Proclamation to our own time. For us in Sinn Féin that means making equality the basis for our society, our politics and our economy. It means national reconciliation and an end to Partition. We want to build a New Republic.
“I would encourage people to honour Ireland’s patriot dead by wearing an Easter lily”.
Parade starts at 12 noon outside St Peter’s Church and the main speaker will be Denise Mitchell TD for Dublin Bay North.