HUNDREDS GATHER FOR UNVEILING OF NEW STATUE AT DONEGAL REPUBLICAN MONUMENT

first_imgTír Chonaill Commemoration Committee spokesperson, Hughie Doherty, has said he is delighted that so many people had gathered for the unveiling of the newly revamped Drumboe Martyrs Monument in Stranorlar.The committee renovated Donegal’s most iconic republican monument by erecting a large statue of a republican volunteer and installing a number of plaques which honoured the various stages of Ireland’s struggle for freedom.Over 500 people gathered on Monday evening last, the anniversary of the Drumboe Martyrs, to watch the unveiling by the ceremony’s main speakers; lifelong republicans Sean Hughes and Pat Doherty MP. Commenting after the event Hughie Doherty said “The committee wanted to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising by installing a fitting tribute to all those who gave their lives for Irish freedom.“I am delighted that such a large crowd had assembled for the unveiling and to remember Ireland’s patriot dead.”Mr Doherty added that the unveiling was a significant event in the build up to the county’s main Easter Commemoration, the annual Drumboe Commemoration which will take place in Stranorlar on Easter Sunday.“I would call on everyone who wishes to remember the heroes of 1916 and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Irish freedom to join us on Easter Sunday. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. “As always, everyone is welcome and I would extend an invite to everyone in the county, of all political persuasions, to join us in what promises to be a very historic event.”HUNDREDS GATHER FOR UNVEILING OF NEW STATUE AT DONEGAL REPUBLICAN MONUMENT was last modified: March 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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