Sinn Féin to host Easter Rising commemoration events across Galway

Sinn Féin holding Easter commemorations across Galway this weekend
Liam Mellows Statue, Eyre Square. Photo: DazW-Dub, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sinn Féin are planning to host events multiple events commemorating the Easter Rising in Galway over the coming weekend.

The party’s main Easter Commemoration will take place in Eyre Square, at the Liam Mellows Statue, starting from 3pm on Easter Saturday.

A number of wreath laying events will also take place from Thursday, April 14 through to Monday, April 18 in Oranmore, Athenry, Loughrea, Clifden, Tullycross, Ballinasloe, and Caherlistrane.

Other Easter Rising commemoration events will also take place in towns, villages, and cemetery’s across the county.

“Easter is a special time for Irish Republicans, and County Galway was one of the principal areas that rose in 1916 in defence of the Irish Republic,” a spokesperson for the party said.

Sinn Féin has always honoured the men and women who sacrificied all in pursuit of freedom and a Sovereign Independent Irish Republic.”

“Even during Covid restrictions, commemorations were organised online. This year we are pleased and proud to hold a series of physical commemorations at Easter once again.”

The full schedule of the party’s commemoration events planned for Easter weekend is:

Déardaoin – Thursday – 14/04/2022
12:00pm – Irish Unity Tree planting, Cill Bhriocáin, Ros Muc
7:00pm – Wreath laying at Joe Howley Statue, Oranmore

Dé hAoine – Friday – 15/04/2022
5:30pm – Wreath Laying at William Freeney’s Grave, Teampall Geal, Athenry
6:30pm – Wreath Laying at Fr Michael Griffin’s Grave, Loughrea Cathedral
7:30pm – Commemoration at Woodford Cemetery

Dé Sathain – Saturday – 16/04/2022
12:00pm Wreath laying Castegar monument
3:00pm Easter Commemoration, Eyre Square, Galway. Main Speaker Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire T.D.

Dé Domhnaigh – Sunday – 17/04/2022
12:00pm Easter Commemoration, Teach an Phiarsaigh, Ros Muc. Main Speaker Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire T.D.
2:00pm Wreath laying, Ardbear Cemetery, Clifden
3:00pm Wreath laying, Thomas Whelan Statue, Clifden
5:00pm Wreath laying, Tooreena Cemetery, Tullycross

East Galway
2:00pm Wreath laying, Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe
12:00pm Easter Commemoration in Athenry Cemetery (meeting at 1916 Commemorative Garden first at 11.45)

Dé Luain – Monday – 18/04/2022
1:00pm Easter Commemoration, Tuam
1:45pm Wreath laying Donapatrick Cemetery