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The nationalist Irish Volunteers were established in November 1913 as a response to the formation of the unionist Ulster Volunteers in 1912. Members of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Volunteers selected areas around the country which they would visit with the aim of setting up Volunteer companies. Committee member Colonel Maurice Moore of Moorehall in Carnacon outside Castlebar chose to return to his home county to organise and mentor the men of Mayo. Moore had military experience since the 1870s with the Connaught Rangers and was well respected by both traditions.
While you and your family are tucking into your festive dinner in the warmth and comfort of your homes and family circles, worrying about last-minute gifts, and whether or not to put an extra bottle of wine into the fridge, spare a thought for the troops of the 54th Infantry Group who will be at democracy’s outpost as part of the UNDOF mission on the Golan Heights throughout the holiday period.
WINIFRED CARNEY, an active feminist and significant figure of the 1916 Rising, known as "the typist with a Webley", will be the subject of a public lecture which takes place in the Galway Mechanics Institute on Thursday September 15 at 8pm.
The Mayo Peace Park committee is hosting a National Day of Commemoration ceremony for the Mayo area, at 12 noon on Sunday July 10 in the Mayo Peace Park in Castlebar.
Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some women were refused a pension for many years because they were not men.
Branar Téatar do Pháistí will present Maloney’s Dream/Brionglóid Maloney, a theatre show for children, as part of its 1916 commemoration programme at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.
On Easter Monday, a large contingent of walkers and history enthusiasts departed from Newport to follow in the footsteps of Michael Kilroy's flying column, who during the War of Indepdence escaped through the mountains and countryside of Newport following an ambush in Kilmeena. The day started in upper Skirdagh where Niamh Chambers read the Proclamation followed by Billy Chambers' account of the West Mayo Flying Column. Then it was on to the now ruins of what was in their day the safe houses, where Michael Kilroy's men rested after the Kilmeanna ambush. Here Patrick Carey told the group about the people who once lived here and the men they looked after.
During a historic broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from Pearse’s Cottage in Rosmuc in Connemara on Easter Monday, President Michael D Higgins said that the revival of the Irish language was a central aim of the generation who rose up on Easter Monday 1916, and that it was a fitting tribute to those leaders that the programme be broadcast from there on Easter Monday.
Thousands of people turned out in bright sunshine in Athenry Town Park on Easter Monday to remember the events of 1916.