1916 Rising Commemoration April 17th

CLG Coiste Chontae Longfoirt are holding a very special event on Sunday, 17th April next to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, with which Longford and its people are closely associated.

The event will commence with a parade of all 24 Clubs represented by a principal officer (Chairperson/Secretary) wearing their Club jersey and carrying their Club flag from the Battery Road to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park commencing at 12.30pm and which will be led by Longford Pipe Band. Please forward the contact details of your selected Officer to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park by Friday, 8th April next and ensure that this Officer is present by 12noon at the latest.

We are asking all clubs to have as many children as possible partake in this memorial commemoration. Longford GAA wish to make this day a very memorable occasion in honour of our bid to fight for freedom by our forefathers and foremothers.

All parents/guardians should join in to make this a memorable occasion. All children be in their club colours or try and have costume of that era. All children to be Supervised by their parents/guardians /coaches. There will be a prize for the most colourful and inventive club. Your chairperson and secretary will lead your club carrying the club flag. You are requested to be on the Battery Road for 11.45am. Your assistance in making this parade a success will be greatly appreciated and be a historic event for the children  of the county.

This will be followed by a challenge game between St. Kiernan’s GAA Club from London and a Longford selection at 1pm.

The day will conclude with the reading of the Proclamation and the unveiling of two plaques – one to Padraig Pearse and one to local man, Patrick Belton.

Longford Pipe Band together with Scór Representatives from around the County will provide musical entertainment during the course of the day. Refreshments will be served.

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