Roger Casement Gathering Planned For Late August

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Roger CasementTHE annual celebration of Roger Casement will take place in Tralee at the end of August.

The Tionól Ruairí Mhic Easmainn will take place this year on 29th/30th August at Meadowlands Hotel where three Kerrymen with interest in and expertise on Roger Casement and his times will address The Gathering on Friday night and on Saturday morning.

“Roger’s Last Walk as a Free Man” will take place on Saturday afternoon and will be led by local historian Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair.

The Casement Gatherings of the last few years have been very well supported by locals and by outside interested people.

The following is the expected 2014 programme of lectures/talks/events taking place in The Meadowlands.

Friday 29th August at 8pm
Mr Tommy Martin [Castleisland], published author, playwrigtht, local history lecturer: “Roger Casement”

Saturday 30th August at 10.30am
An Canónach Tomás Ó Luanaigh, S.P. [An Daingean], author, historian, lecturer: “The Irish Volunteers and their Teething Troubles”

Saturday 30th August at 11.30am
An tUasal Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair [Trá Lí], staraí áitiúil, údar: “Roger Casement’s Last Hours”

Saturday 30th August 2014 at 2.30 p.m.
Guided walk: from Banna Strand Memorial to Casement Fort.

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