Events to remember 1916 Easter Rising

Published: 8th August 2016

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council held events in Enniskillen and Omagh on Wednesday 3 August 2016 to remember all those who lost their lives in or were associated with the 1916 Easter Rising.

The events, which took place at Broadmeadow, Enniskillen and the OASIS Plaza, Omagh, were planned in the spirit of remembering and commemoration and featured music from Dun Uladh musicians, a poetry reading of Easter 1916 by W B Yeats and a reading of the 1916 Proclamation.

A beacon was also lit at each location followed by one minute’s silence for reflection.

The remembering and commemoration events were devised and developed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Remembering and Commemoration Working Group.

Speaking about the events, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cllr Mary Garrity, said:

“The Council recognised that 2016 would be a significant year given the centenaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme and established a Remembering and Commemoration Events Working Group to ensure these events were marked with respect and inclusivity.”

The inter-party working group is made up of twelve councillors whose aim is to provide oversight and direction to Council’s delivery of and support to events, activities, projects and programmes marking the centenaries of 1916.

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