Southern Star 30. 04. 1966.


The 1916 Jubilee Celebrations were held in Clonmult and Dungourney on Friday last.

In Clonmult the Proclamation was unveiled by Mr. William O’Mahony, Garryduff, one of the 1916 survivors, and was read in English by Sheila O’Sullivan, Kathleen Hennessy and Mary O’Leary and in Irish by Gerard Helen. A children’s Mass was then celebrated in St. Laurence’s Church by Rev. C. O’Donovan C.C. this was followed by the laying of a wreath at the Monument in memory of those who lost their lives at the Clonmult Ambush.

Celebrations also took place in Dungourney. A large crowd formed up in the village for the parade, led by the Castlelyons Pipe Band, which took place to the Old Churchyard where wreaths were laid on the graves of four of the Volunteers buried there. A plaque on St. Peter’s Hall was unveiled by Mr. Michael Hennessy Youghal. The Proclamation was read Edmond Ahern, son of Senator Liam Ahern, the flag was then hoisted by Mr. Timothy Mulcahy, Dungourney. Rev. Fr. O’Donovan C.C. then blessed the plaque and recited a decade of the rosary in Irish. The attendance included Rev. William Egan P.P., Mr. M. Corry, T.D., Senator Liam Ahern, Mr. P. J. O’Mahony, Chairman, Cobh U. D. C., Comdt. M. Leahy and members of the 4th. Batt., Cork No. 1 Brigade, Old I. R. A.


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