Thomas Ashe To Be Remembered At Ardfert Ceremony

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Some members of the Tionól Mhic Easmainn Committee who have organised next Sunday’s ‘Gathering’ at Lios Mhic Easmainn, Ardfert, to celebrate/commemorate the good and patriotic deeds of Tomás Ághas and Ruairí Mac Easmainn. Sa phictiúr ó chlé: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair (cathaoirleach), Dawn Uí Chonchubhair (rúnaí) and Brian O’Daly. Other members of coiste include: P.Mac Fhearghusa, A.Ní Chonchubhair, B.Caball.

THE death of Thomas Ashe will be remembered at Casement Fort, near Ardfert village, at 3pm on Sunday, August 6.

Special guest speaker will be Conradh na Gaeilge historian, Donncha Ó hAodha, Uachtarán of the Munster section of CnaG and a former National President of the Conradh, who will talk about Tomás Ághas.

Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa will speak on Roger Casement and Aoife Ní Chonchubhair will read excerpts from The Oration given by Thomas Ashe at the fort in 1917.

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Tomás Ághas lost his life only a few months after addressing up to 10,000 people at what was then known as McKennas’ Fort.

“Let Me Carry your Cross for Ireland”, a poem written by Ashe, will be recited and a wreath laying ceremony will take place.

The event is being organised by the Tionól Mhic Easmainn (Roger Casement Autumn Gathering) committee, a voluntary group that annually celebrates/commemorates the good and patriotic deeds of Roger Casement. Everyone is welcome.

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