Annual Easter Commemorations 2017

Our annual Commemoration of the Easter Rising begins at 9.30am at Glasnevin Cemetery on Easter Sunday with the raising of the tri colour and the laying of wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial, a monument to the men and women who fell during Easter Week 1916.

This is followed by the laying of wreaths at the grave of Edward Hollywood, the weaver who made the first Irish tricolour. This new flag, inspired by the French tricolour was brought to Ireland by an Irish delegation that had travelled to Paris to congratulate the new Second French Republican government.
 
The Commemorations conclude with a wreath-laying at the graveside of Peader Kearney, a republican, who wrote the lyrics to The Soldiers' Song later adopted as the Irish national anthem (Amhrán na bhFiann)
 
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Commencing at 9.30 a.m 
 
Sigerson Monument, to remember all who served during the Easter Rising. 
 
10.00am
 
Grave of Edward Hollywood, weaver, who with Thomas Meagher brought the Irish Tricolour from France.
 
10.15am 
 
Grave of Peadar Kearney, author of the Soldiers' Song - Amhrán na bhFiann
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