Derry Volunteers Annual Commemoration this Sunday

This coming weekend hundreds of republicans in the city will gather for the annual Derry Volunteers Commemoration where they will remember their patriot dead.

Speaking ahead of the commemorations a spokesperson for the Derry Republican Graves Association said

“Like every commemoration or event we do, we always try to ensure that as much planning goes into them as possible and that they are carried out with dignity and respect. Apart from Easter this weekend would be the next biggest event outside of our annual dinner and local commemorations.

“The annual Book of Remembrance event will take place on Saturday 29th at 3pm in Ráth Mór when the names of republicans who have passed away over the course of the last year will be added to the book.

“On Sunday, the 30th at 1pm, the annual commemorative march takes place from Central Drive to the City Cemetery to honour the fallen Volunteers of Derry Brigade Óglaigh na hEireann. This year’s event will also feature a rededication of the republican plot in the cemetery.