Dedication of Éamonn Ceannt Commemorative Garden, Ballymoe, Co. Galway

Official Opening Wednesday 21st September 2016

11am    Official Welcome          Fr. Flanagan Memorial Centre, Ballymoe, Co. Galway

11.10am – 11.25am       “The special aspects that religion played during the 1916 Rising” by Fr. Joe Poole P.P. Ballymoe and  Ballintober.

11.25am – 11.40am             “The importance of remembering Eamonn Ceannt in our Community” by John  Martin Griffin, Secretary, Ballymoe Development Company

11.40am – 11.55am       “Éamonn Ceannt – trappings of a Leader of the Revolution” by Dave Swift

11.55am – 12.20pm      “Éamonn Ceannt – a man for all seasons” by Mary Gallagher

12.30pm                       Official opening of ‘The Éamonn Ceannt Commemorative Garden’ by Cllr. Michael Connolly, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway & Mr.Michael Sheehy (grand nephew of Éamonn Ceannt)

12.45pm                       Refreshments (served in – Fr. Flanagan Memorial centre)

Display of 1916 Artifacts & Memorabilia in Fr. Flanagan Memorial Centre

Claíomh will have a display of artifacts and memorabilia that will include 1916 era Irish Volunteer original and reproduction uniform items and equipment including tunics, leather webbing, arms and accoutrements. There will also be a small selection of Cumann na mBan, British Army and RIC artefacts on view.

For Further information please contact:

Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council. Phone 091 509198 or


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