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Martin McGuinness to address Dublin Easter Commemoration

26 March, 2005


Ceremonies commemorating the 1916 Rising will take place at various locations in Dublin on Saturday, 26 March and Sunday 27 March.

Sunday

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness will address the Dublin Easter Commemoration on Sunday 27th March. People will assembly at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square and march to GPO.

Saturday

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at Arbour Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of the executed leaders of the Rising. Ceremonies will be chaired by Fingal Sinn Fein Councillor Felix Gallagher and an address will be delivered by former republican hunger-striker Bernard Fox. Those attending the Arbour Hill ceremony are asked to assemble at 11am

A ceremony commemorating the importation of weapons for use in the Rising aboard the Asgard, owned and skippered by Erskine Childers, will take place at Howth at 2pm.

On the south side of the city commemorative events will take place at Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot and at Eamon Ceannt Park, Crumlin. Those attending are asked to assemble at 12pm on Ballyfermot Road and at 2.45 Crumlin Shopping Centre respectively.

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