West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Carrickmore, Greencastle and Cranagh remembers 1920's volunteers

Published: 2 April, 2013

Cormac Mc Aleer addresses the gathering in Carrickmore

Cormac Mc Aleer addresses the gathering in Carrickmore

Frank Ward Graveside Commemoration in Carrickmore

The Commemoration at the Graveside of Frank Ward was chaired by the current chairperson of the Frank Ward/Joe Mc Garrity Cumann, Barry McNally. During the proceedings, wreaths were laid on the grave on behalf of the local Sinn Féin Cumann, Óglaigh na hÉireann, a wreath for all republican dead was laid as well as a wreath laid on the grave of local republican, Margaret McElduff.

Local Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald laid a wreath on behalf the SF Cumann whilst the 1916 proclamation was read by Peadar McNally. Máire Grogan recited a decade of the rosary before former Councillor; Cormac Mc Aleer delivered the main oration.

Greencastle

Republicans from Greencastle and other parts of Mid Tyrone assembled at the graveside of Vol. Patrick Morris on Easter Sunday Morning. The proceedings were chaired by local Councillor Sean Clarke while Brian Ward recited the Easter Proclamation. Fiona Ferrity read the Tyrone Roll of Honour and Cáit Mc Cullagh brought the ceremony to a close with Amhran Na bhFiann on the accordion.

Cranagh

Local people assembled at the graveside of Vol James Mc Nally in Cranagh on Easter Sunday morning. Vol Mc Nally was killed at a training camp in the Sperrins in the 1920's.

The proceedings were chaired by local Republican Martin Conway and Miceal Harkin read the Easter Proclamation. The commemoration was also addressed by SF Councillor Michelle Mc Mackin.