1916 Memorial Event Takes Plac...

News & Sport

1916 Memorial Event Takes Place in Dublin After Covid-19 Delay

Newsroom
Newsroom

12:16 12 Sep 2020


Share this article


A commemoration is taking place in Dublin city centre for those who died during the 1916 Rising.

The Relatives Association is holding its annual event which usually takes place around Easter - but was delayed due to Covid-19.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin will be part of the celebration and lay a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance.

Brian O'Neill is Cathaoirleach of the 1916 Relatives Association - he outlines why the commemoration is important

It's a commemoration of those who fought in 1916, we'd usually host it on Easter Saturday but this year because of Covid we've had to postpone it.

We've been in a position now to re-hold it and reschedule it, so here we are today.

We are doing it with a much reduced number so as to follow government guidelines.

 

 

Councillor Ring Says It's A Significant Day

Former Lord Mayor Niall Ring is also in attendance, he says there's plenty going on despite the reduced number of people at the event:

"We have our singers, we have our colour party, the pipe major from the UN Veterans is going to read the proclamation."

"Very significantly today Robert Ballagh who designed the logo for the 1916 Relatives Association, will be presenting that logo which we've now incorporated onto our flag."

Reporting and photos from Ben Finnegan.

Share this article


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

SPIN Hits with Peter

SPIN Hits with Peter

10:00 AM-03:00 PM

Share

Up next

SPIN Hits with Eoghain Fitz

SPIN Hits with Eoghain Fitz

03:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

THE ZOO CREW

THE ZOO CREW

07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

SPIN XTRA

SPIN XTRA

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

12:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Fully Charged With Ed & Valeri...

Fully Charged With Ed & Valerie

07:00 AM-10:00 AM

Share

SPIN Hits with Peter

SPIN Hits with Peter

10:00 AM-03:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on