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Gorey march and rally commemorates Liam Mellows 16/12/16

| December 16, 2016
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They travelled from all over the country for one of the final commemorative events of 1916 in North Wexford on Sunday last. The occasion was to honour 1916 leader Liam Mellows and the event featured a parade along Gorey’s main Street with marching bands, re-enactment groups together with other cultural groups  taking part.
The parade departed from the 1798 Monument at mid-day and proceeded to the Naomh Eanna grounds. The event reassembled later for a march from Tara Hill to Castletown graveyard where the main speaker was Sinn Fein TD Martin Ferris.
The event concluded with a social function for all in attendance. The commemoration was organised by the Liam Mellows Commemoration Society.
Liam Mellows was the leader of the Western Division during the 1916 Rising..

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