State events

22 September 2017: State event to commemorate centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

On Friday 22 September 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, hosted the official state commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the…

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9 July 2016: State ceremony to mark centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

On Saturday 9 July 2016 the main state event to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, which is being held in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, took place in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8 from 12 noon. The offensive on the Somme, in the Picardy region of northern…

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