Sinn Féin in Dundalk will mark the Centenary of the 1916 rising with its Easter Commemoration to Dowdallshill this Sunday 27th March. The parade will assemble at 2.30pm at the Market Square in Dundalk.
Speaking in advance of the event, newly elected TD for Louth Imelda Munster said,
“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”.
Main Easter Sunday Parade starts at 2.30pm assembling at the Market Square and the main speaker will be Eoin O’Broin TD
Also on Easter Saturday (26th March) there will be a wreath laying at Mill Street, Seatown, for the Watters Brothers who were executed on that spot. That will be at 12:00
There will then be a further wreath laying in Knockbridge cemetery at 2.00pm on the same day to honour those from the 4th Northern Division of the IRA.