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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.
The newly crowned Westmeath Rose Aisling Baker was on hand to launch the first ever Moate Easter parade, which takes place this Easter Sunday April 8.
Roscommon town’s annual Easter parade looks all set to be a spectacular affair this Sunday. A huge effort has been put in over the past few weeks and the committee reports that there are some very colourful and inventive floats this year which will make for a very entertaining day for all those attending.
Tomorrow, Saturday March 31, is the closing day for entries to the Moate Easter parade, which takes place on Easter Sunday April 8.