Stranorlar is about to host Donegal’s largest Easter Commemoration this Sunday, ninth April.
This yr is the 100-year anniversary of the execution of the Drumboe Martyrs – 4 younger republican troopers killed at Drumboe fort on 14 March 1923.
The principle Easter Commemoration is because of begin on Easter Sunday, ninth April at 3pm from Johnson’s Nook in Stranorlar. This commemoration might be chaired by Padraig MacLochlainn TD and the principle speaker might be Pearse Doherty TD.
Talking prematurely of the occasion, Pádraig MacLochlainn TD stated: “Every year republicans collect throughout Donegal collect in native communities and on the foremost commemoration in Stranorlar, to recollect those that have struggled for Irish freedom.
“We honour those that struck for freedom in Easter week 1916 and in each technology since.
“This yr particularly we additionally bear in mind the Drumboe Martyrs, Charlie Daly, Sean Larkin, Daniel Enright and Timothy O’Sullivan on the centenary yr of their execution in Drumboe in 1923.
“100 years after their execution the beliefs of those courageous patriots dwell on within the hearts of republicans throughout the county and we stand nearer than ever to attaining the republic they fought and died for.
Pearse Doherty TD, who will ship the principle oration on the Drumboe execution web site on Easter Sunday, stated: “This yr is a vital yr for Irish folks and republicans throughout the state and county of Donegal.
“We mark 25 years of the Good Friday Settlement, an historic and worldwide success story in peace-making.
“Michelle O’Neill stands prepared as an Irish republican First Minister Designate to signify all residents, no matter their background traditions or identification.
“The Good Friday Settlement, supplied for the primary time, a peaceable, democratic path to Irish Unity.
“Irish republicans in 2023 are as decided as those that have gone earlier than us to understand the imaginative and prescient of the 1916 Proclamation – we refuse to just accept an unequal and unfair distribution of wealth and energy in Eire.
“We stand with the folks, prepared to steer and ship the actual change that individuals are demanding.
“Be a part of us on Easter Sunday at Drumboe to commemorate all those that misplaced their lives within the wrestle for a real republic and to assist us construct a brand new Eire for all.”
Native commemorations might be held all through Donegal over the Easter weekend:
Easter Saturday in Lifford (11am), Falcarragh (6pm)
Easter Sunday in Donegal City(10am), Glencolmcille (10.30am), Aughnashinan (11am), Buncrana
(11.30am), Drumoghill, Castlefinn, Drumkeen, Gweedore (all at 12 midday)
Easter Monday in Donegal City (10.30), Carrigart (12.30pm), Fanad (3pm) and Pettigo (3.30pm).
Vital yr for Drumboe Easter Commemoration was final modified: April third, 2023 by