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Sinn Féin to mark the 90th Anniversary of James Connolly's execution

12 May, 2006


The Sinn Féin Trade Union Department will this weekend host a series of events in Belfast to mark the 90th Anniversary of the execution of James Connolly who was murdered by the British government on May 12th 1916.

Tonight at 7pm the plaque at James Connolly's former home on the Falls Road (Facing the entrance to City Cemetery) will be rededicated. The main oration will be given by the Head of the Sinn Féin European Department and editor of the Left Republican Review, Eoin O'Broin. A short lyrical and musical pageant will also take place.

On Sunday at 2.30pm Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will unveil a new mural in Connolly's honour at the bottom of Rockmount Street.

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