Due to the level of enquiries from abroad, the Seán Heuston Society Dublin are announcing their plans for Easter 2016, which of course will be a historic time for republicans.
They will be holding a commemorative parade on Easter Saturday, March 26th, commencing at 12pm midday. The march will convene at the GPO and will proceed to Arbour Hill, the resting place of fourteen of the sixteen Rising leaders. There are already flute bands booked for the day but no limit is currently in place regards the amount of bands taking part for this event.
The commemoration itself will have speeches from descendants of the 1916 leaders. A tour is planned for that morning for anyone interested in getting a real feel for what happened on Easter Week 1916, on the streets and alleyways where it all happened. As always, our events are family friendly and we will have activities for children before the march, which will include face painting etc at the GPO, a half hour before the parade itself.
For more information, especially for any flute bands wishing to take part, contact the Seán Heuston Society via their Facebook or Twitter feeds. Alternatively, they can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no plans for April 24th (Republic Day) next year from the Societies in Dublin. Although they have been commissioned to do a mural to Michael Mallin, one of the sixteen executed leaders of the Rising, in South Dublin, which they hope to unveil the weekend of April 24th and which will fully involve the local community, on the 24th itself they will be endorsing the National Grave Association’s unveiling of their new €150,000 monument at St. Paul’s, where many of the rank and file are buried.