Republicans from across Derry will gather at commemorations throughout the city this coming weekend to mark the 99th anniversary of the 1916 rising and to commemorate all those who have given their lives in pursuit of Irish Freedom.
Encouraging Republicans to take part in local commemorations this Sunday
Easter is a very important date in the annual Republican calendar, a time when we not only gather in Derry ,across Ireland and throughout the world to remember those who have died in pursuit of Irish Freedom and Liberty and to stand in continued solidarity with their families, but also a time when we recommit ourselves to the pursuance of our Republican objectives.
In the coming months we will also see the build up to the centenary of the Rising in 1916 with many events planned in the city and across the country .
I would encourage people not only to take part in their local events but also to come along with their families to be part of the main commemoration in Derry this Sunday at 2.00pm, assemble Westland Street .We are very pleased to announce this year that the main speaker will be Gearóid Ó hEára
Local area commemorations will take place on Sunday at lunchtime at the Republican monuments
1.00pm Shantallow Monument (Racecourse Road) Waterside (Rose Court)
1.30pm Creggan (Central Drive), Bogside (Lecky Road)