Thomas Kent Commemoration
The Kent Commemoration Committee have organised a number of events this weekend to commemorate the life and contribution of Thomas Kent to the struggle for freedom and independence in Ireland.
Thomas Kent was the only Volunteer executed outside Dublin in the wave of executions that followed immediately after the 1916 rising. He was shot in Victoria Barracks (now Cork Prison) on May 9th and his remains still lie where they were buried in the prison.
Saturday 6th May 6.pm: Pageant re-enacting the arrest and parading of the Kents through Fermoy, Co Cork.
Sunday 7th May 12 noon Commemoration in Castleyons, Co. Cork (The Kent’s native village) with an oration by Sinn Féin TD, Arthur Morgan.
Sunday 7th May 2.00 Castlelyons: Launch of new booklet “Thomas Kent: His life and times”