Great Grandniece Of Roger Casement Visits Memorial In Ardfert

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Pictured last Wednesday at the Roger Casement memorial in Ardfert were from left; Justin Horgan, Ken Curtis, Catherine McMahon, Margaret Farrington-Curtis and Bryan McMahon. Photo courtesy of Steve Baker

THE great grandniece of Roger Casement paid a visit to Tralee, Ardfert and Ballyheigue this week as part of events to mark the centenary of his death.

Margaret Farrington-Curtis – who was accompanied by her husband Ken – is from Melbourne and it was her first visit to Ireland.

Casement’s brother, Charles, went to Australia all those year ago and Margaret is a descendant of Charles. She timed her holiday to fit in with this centenary occasion and chose to be in Kerry rather than Glasnevin or Baldonnel where other major events were going on.

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She visited the exhibition “Casement in Kerry: a revolutionary journey” in the Kerry County Museum and then went on with her husband and Bryan and Catherine McMahon, (Ballyheigue) to the laying of a wreath at Casement’s Fort. On Wednesday evening she was the guest of honour in a commemorative celebration in Ballyheigue at the Casement statue.

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