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Gerry Adams to address Easter Commemoration in Dublin today

8 April, 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will address a major commemoration in Dublin on Sunday 8th April to mark the 91st anniversary of the 1916 Rising.  The commemoration will assemble at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square and proceed to the GPO on O’Connell Street. 


Speaking in advance of more than 100 commemorations which will take place across Ireland this weekend Sinn Féin Chairperson Mary Lou McDonald said:


“It is now less than a decade to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and we are closer than every before to ending British jurisdiction and bringing about Irish unity and independence.


“I want to invite people to join with us at commemorations across Ireland this weekend to remember the men and women of 1916 and to support the campaign for re-unification.  I would also call on people to wear an Easter Lily this weekend.


“1916 saw the coming together of nationalists, republicans, language activists, Trade Unionists and the women’s movement in the cause of Irish Unity. We need to build similar alliances today if we are to make freedom a reality and ensure we build an Ireland based on equality and justice.”ENDS


Mary Lou McDonald spoke at a commemoration at Arbour Hill this afternoon, the first of many which will take place over the next four days.  Below are details of some of the commemorations.

Sinn Féin Easter Commemorations – 2007

Friday, 6th April
Dublin (Arbour Hill) Speaker Mary Lou McDonald MEP

Saturday 7th

Tyrone (Coalisland) Assemble at 3pm Speaker Martin McGuinness
 Dublin (Ballyfermot) Assemble 11am Speaker Críona Ni Dhalaigh
Meath (Oldcastle)      Speaker Alex Maskey
Belfast ( Whitewell) Assemble 5pm Speaker Jennifer McCann MLA
Waterford City Assemble 3pm Speaker Bairbre de Brún
Armagh (Portadown) Assemble lunchtime Speaker Jennifer McCann MLA

Easter Sunday 8th
Dublin, assemble 1.30pm  Speaker Gerry Adams MP
Belfast Assemble 1pm Speaker Gerry Kelly MLA
Tyrone (Carrickmore) Assemble 3pm Speaker Martina Anderson MLA
Cork City Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Conor Murphy MP
Waterford (Ardmore) Assemble 3pm Speaker Bairbre de Brún MEP

Cavan Town.  Assembly 3pm  Speaker Eibhlin Glenholmes
Derry City Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Pat Doherty
Monaghan Assemble 3pm Speaker Michelle Gildernew MP

Wicklow (Kilcoole)  Speaker Dessie Ellis
Armagh(Crossmaglen) Assemble 11am Speaker Francie Molloy MLA
Donegal(Drumboe) Assemble 3pm Speaker Martin McGuinness MP
Derry (The Loup) Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Michelle O¹Neill MLA
Kerry (Tralee) Assemble 3pm Speaker Martin Ferris TD
Leitrim, (Mohill) Assembly 3pm Speaker Caitríona Ruane MLA
Louth (Dundalk) Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Alex Maskey MLA
Newry  Assemble 12.30pm Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin MLA

Easter Monday 9th

North Belfast (New Lodge) Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Gerry Kelly MLA
Wexford (Enniscorthy) Assemble 2pm Speaker Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Armagh City Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Barry McElduff MLA
Downpatrick Assemble 6pm Speaker Caral Ni Chulain
Tyrone (Ardboe) Assemble 2pm Speaker Arthur Morgan TD
Derry (Swatragh) Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Francie Molloy MLA
Donegal (Pettigo) Assemble 3pm Speaker Cllr Pearse Doherty
Monaghan (Clones) Assemble 2.30pm Speaker Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD
Easter Tuesday 10th
Antrim(Toomebridge) Assemble 4pm Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin MLA
North Belfast (Ardoyne) Assemble 1pm Speaker Matina Anderson MLA

For a full listing of Easter Commemorations go to the Sinn Féin website -


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