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1916 Fingal Memorabilia Day at the Bracken Court

Sunday 6th March @ Midday to 4.00pm

Family Memorabilia Day in the Balbriggan. Members of the public are invited to bring along items of interest such as letters, medals and photos that tell the story of their family connections to the 1916 Rising and beyond to 1923. The purpose of the Family Memorabilia Day is to give families with a connection to Fingal an opportunity to bring their precious items and memories related to the revolutionary period 1915 -1923 to be catalogued and digitised in order to unearth and make available the hidden histories relating to this pivotal period in Irish history. If you have items that you would like to bring along, please do so. The event starts at 12.00 noon and finishes at 4.00pm. . Experts will be on hand to digitally photograph the material which will be used in time to develop an online resource. Historical experts, auctioneers, book sellers and genealogists will be on hand to give advice. A screening of ‘ A Terrible Beauty’ video accompanied by a talk on same. So if you have a box hidden in the attic or under the bed that holds a story of a family member that was involved in the 1916 Rising and beyond to 1923 then come along.

Fingal Old IRA 1916-1921 Commemorative Society


An afternoon exploring the activities of the

FINGAL VOLUNTEERS 5th Battalion Dublin Brigade

During Easter Week 1916


Sunday 6th March @ Midday to 4.00pm

Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan.


12.00pm Actual film footage of the Funeral of Thomas Ashe.

12.20pm “The Battle of Ashbourne” a detailed talk by Ashbourne Historical Society on the action of the Fingal Brigade.

1.40pm Military Drill by Volunteer Members of the Society.

1.55pm Reading of Thomas Ashe’s poem “Let me carry your Cross for Ireland Lord”

2.05pm Talk on the experience of the Twenty men sent Dublin City.

2.25pm The Rath Cross Monument Story.

Admission free. Subscriptions welcomed

Further information Paul 0863518927.

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