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Easter Rising commemorated at Dromore and Trillick ceremonies
Published: 2 April, 2013
Section of the crowd at the Dromore and Trillick commemorations.
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 daughter Zenia before Collette Mc Nulty recited a decade of the rosary in Irish.
The large crowd of local republicans then proceeded to the graveside of Vol. Seamus Donnelly in Dromore Old Graveyard, where a wreath was laid by John Donnelly and followed by a decade of the rosary in Irish by Collette Mc Nulty.
The annual Easter commemoration in Trillick took place at the graveside of murdered Councillor Patsy Kelly. During the proceedings a wreath was laid on Patsy's grave by his son Fearghal and a wreath was also laid on grave of Trillick Republican Arty McCann by his grandson Brian.
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