On 24 April 1916 over 300 men from companies from Mourneabbey, Mallow, Kilmona, Whitechurch, Donoughmore, Castletownroche, Courtbrack, Nadd, Lyre, and Lombardstown marched to Bweeng where they were addressed by Tomás MacCurtain. Also present were Terence McSwiney, Michael Lynch, and Thomas Kent.
The committee organising the re enactment of the event at Bweeng on Sunday 24 April 2016 wish to invite the people Macroom, Millstreet and the wider area to join us.
Please contact members of the committee for information:
Tim Sheehan 0872593791 / Sean Kelly 0872447867 / Michel O’Neill 0863762212
Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Rising in conjunction with Racing Home for Easter Festival
Further to a recent meeting at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, this meeting heard many interesting views on the Commemoration.
We are still seeking Artefacts, documents and photo’s from the period and these can be left with Mary Kelly at her office at the Racecourse telephone number 02250207 between 9 to 5 Monday to Friday closed for lunch between 1 and 2. These will be put on display at the exhibition at the marquee at the racecourse on Easter Monday.
We have had great support from Davis College, St.Mary’s Secondary and the Patrician Academy whose students will read the proclamation in English, Irish and will also read the Oration by Padraigh Pearse at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.
Ms.Jane Walsh a student of St.Mary’s Secondary will read the Proclamation in English.
Ms.Gabrielle Fasuji a student at Davis College will read the Proclamation in Irish.
Mr.Eoghan Kenny a student at the Patrician Academy will read the Oration by Padraigh Pearse at the Graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.
Mrs.Theresa O’Callaghan and her band the Thomas Davis Pipe Band too have given us their great support.
Donal O’Regan wil have a re enactment group on the day.
Members of the Crossfield’s Ceili Band all Ireland under 18 Junior Champions will provide music at the Racecourse.
ALL members of ALL COMMUNITIES throughout North Cork and beyond are invited to join us in the parade on the day the parade will form up from 11:15 near the Racecourse Offices
and will move off at 1145 led by a Colour Party of the Reserve Defence Force and the Thomas Davis Pipe we will parade to a podium inside the Racecourse where we will have a Raising of the Flag Ceremony
the reading of the Proclamation in English and Irish and the reading of the Oration by Padraigh Pearse at the Graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.
The singing and playing of Amhrán na Bhfiann.
There will be video footage made of the events and these will be shown on TV in the afternoon.
We especially welcome All who took part in the 1966 Commemoration at the racecourse.
Assistance for those who may need it.
We wish to encourage people to wear Uniforms and Dress from the period.
There will be a free shuttle bus between Bowling Green, Mallow Station and the Racecourse on the day.
ALL WHO JOIN THE PARADE WIIL HAVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE RACES ON THE DAY.
Michael O’Neill 0863762212