Roscommon Sinn Féin held three Easter Commemorations over the Easter weekend – in Kilglass on Easter Saturday, Arigna on Easter Sunday and Gorthaganny on Easter Monday.
Every Easter, Sinn Féin organise commemorations to remember our patriot dead at gravesides and monuments in every county across the State. This year marked the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising.
On Easter Saturday crowds gathered at the graveside of Volunteer Frank O’Donohue in Kilglass cemetery. This commemoration was chaired by Gary Tynan, Strokestown and the main oration was delivered by Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó’ Caoláin. Cathal Tynan, Patricia Collins, Henry Hughes and Claire Kerrane laid wreaths. Gerard Maher read the Proclamation and Deirdre Maher read the Roscommon Roll of Honour. On Easter Sunday morning, Seamus and Michael Cull along with Patrick Tymon were remembered at Arigna cemetery. Jim Gaffney chaired the commemoration and Claire Kerrane delivered the main oration. Mickey Cull led a decade of the rosary. Micky Cull, Tom Cull, Thomas Lynch, Sean Wynne and Martina Earley laid wreaths. Leah Cull read the Proclamation and Dominic Duignan read the Roscommon Roll of Honour.
A huge crowd gathered at the memorial for Michael Glavey in Clooncan, Gorthaganny on Easter Monday afternoon. Cllr. Michael Mulligan chaired the commemoration and Claire Kerrane delivered the main oration. Mary Hanmore led a decade of the rosary. Edith Forkin, Henry Hughes, Paul Regan on behalf of the local community and Tom Hurley laid wreaths, grand-nephew of Michael Glavey. Martin Hogan read the Proclamation and Seamus O’Brien read the Roscommon Roll of Honour.
Roscommon Sinn Féin would like to thank all of those who took part in the weekend’s events with a special thanks to all who attended over the weekend.