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Annual Easter commemoration to gather at the Market Square on Sunday

Annual Easter commemoration to gather at the Market Square on Sunday

Sinn Féin’s annual Easter commemoration and parade will take place in the Market Square in Dundalk this Easter Sunday.

The event will run from the Fairgreen, assembling at the Market Square at 2.30pm where local Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú will be the main speaker.

Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Ó Murchú said: “Easter commemorations provide an opportunity not only to remember the sacrifices of the past but to reinvigorate the vision of the men and women of Easter week 1916.

“These have been an extraordinary, chaotic 12 months in the politics of these islands but Irish unto has become, in the past year, a topic of conversation among a wide variety of people in communities in Dundalk and further afield.

“People are realising that, with unity, we have the opportunity to build a new, inclusive Ireland from two broken States.

“We need to continue to discuss and debate what unity means, how it can be achieved and we need to consult with everyone on this island to find the common building blocks for achieving it.”

As well as the commemoration in the Market Square, Cllr Tomás Sharkey will speak at the Knockbridge event at 2pm on Easter Saturday while Cllr Anne Campbell will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at Quay Street in memory of the Watters brothers at 12 noon on Saturday.

All are welcome to attend.

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