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Easter commemorations held in Dromore
Published: 9 April, 2012
On Easter Sunday Republicans from the Dromore and Trillick area gathered at the gravesides of Vol. Cathal Quinn and Cllr Patsy Kelly to commemorate Ireland's Patriot Dead on Easter Sunday.
The proceedings were chaired by Stephen Mc Cann, Chairperson of the Patsy Kelly Sinn Féin Cumann.
Welcoming the large crowd at the graveside of Volunteer Cathal Quinn, Stephen Mc Cann said,
"The men and woman of 1916 made the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for Irish Freedom and it is with pride the we remember them today, along with all of Ireland's Patriot Dead, here in Dromore Graveyard on Easter Sunday. We are immensely proud of all the men and woman who committed their lives to the struggle for Irish Freedom, with many paying the ultimate sacrifice."
Wreathes were laid on the grave of Vol. Cathal Quinn by his family, including his niece Siobhan O Brien who travelled from Cork to attend the ceremony. Collette Mc Nulty recited a decade of the rosary in Irish during the ceremony
Cllr. Ann Quinn the wife of Cathal Quinn said,
"This Easter, Republicans are gathering the length and breadth of Ireland to remember with pride the men and women of 1916, and those from every generation who have given their lives in the struggle for Irish Freedom. We owe a great deal to those who, throughout Ireland's history, gave their lives in the freedom struggle. They remain an inspiration to us all."
The large crowd of local Republicans then proceeded to the graveside of Vol. Seamus Donnelly in Dromore Old Graveyard, where a short wreath-laying ceremony was followed by a decade of the rosary in Irish, recited by Collette Mc Nulty.
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