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Fenian Battle of Tallaght to be commemorated – Ó Snodaigh

2 March, 2017 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, chairperson of Sinn Féin’s Fenian Commemoration Committee, is proud to announce the details for this Sunday’s 150th anniversary commemorative march and rally in remembrance of the Fenian Rising’s ‘Battle of Tallaght’ on March 5th 1867.

Gathering near the City West Luas stop at 2pm, the procession led by the Cabra Historical Society will march through areas where 150 years previous thousands of Dublin Fenians travelled on their way to join in the planned Rising. The Rising which was ill-fated led to death of two Fenians Thomas Farrell and Stephen O’Donoghue and the arrest of hundreds

Local Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe will chair the event which includes music, songs, dancers, and military drill and will be followed by a ballad session in Molloy’s Pub yards from the site of the clash between Fenians and the constabulary 150 years ago. Wreaths will be laid by family members of those who were involved that fateful night. Sinn Féin Kerry TD Martin Ferris will be the main speaker at the commemoration.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh issued a call for local people republicans and supporters to turn out and take part in remembering one of the significant organisations in Irish history and their Rising in 1867 and the huge influence they played on politics and life in general in Ireland and abroad since, saying:

“Last year saw the Irish people in their thousands celebrate the bravery and vision of the men and women of 1916. This Sunday, I am calling on people to come out and remember their forerunners, the Fenians that stood by the same principles that were contained in the 1916 Proclamation. They deserve the recognition for their bravery, their foresight, and their fortitude from 1858 till 1916 when they kept the flame of Irish freedom alight. ” 

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