Easter Monday Commemoration 2015 at Enniscorthy

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Enniscorthy Municipal District in conjunction with Wexford County Council invites you to attend the 99th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Enniscorthy. The annual Easter Monday commemoration which has been held in Enniscorthy for almost the last 50 year will take place on 6th April 2015 and pave the way for the next years Easter 2016 Centenary celebrations.

Enniscorthy is remembered as the only town outside of Dublin to rise in Easter 1916. For four days the town was controlled by local Irish Volunteers and Cumman na mBan members, while the tricolour flew over the Athenaeum. Meanwhile, a second column of Volunteers began proceeding northwards to relive their beleaguered comrades in Dublin, liberating the villages of Ferns and Camolin in the process. Enniscorthy also holds the accolade of being the last location in Ireland to surrender on Easter 1916, only doing so after receiving direct orders from proclamation…

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