Celebration of Repubic Day by men & women from Aontacht. Remembering 1916 in Co Fermanagh #TAL32-16-81.

We proudly attended the republic day parade which was organised by the men and women of Aontacht. It was great to see various groups come together to commemorate those that gave all for freedom in 1916 and may their names live on in our hearts.

With  many thanks to: Eric Fermanagh.

Remembering Óglach Brendan O’Callaghan – 1st Battalion Belfast Brigade IRA murdered by British Army Terrorists.

Vol. Brendan O’Callaghan~1st Battalion Belfast Brigade IRA shot dead by British Army Terrorists

23rdApril1977 Vol. Brendan O’Callaghan~1st Battalion Belfast Brigade IRA shot dead by British Army Terrorists whilst defending his Community https://t.co/MgXOVuqKyv

With  many thanks to: Fenian@Fenian 1888.

Loughgall Martyrs 30th Anniversary.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Loughgall ambush when 9 Irishmen were killed by British Crown Forces. Volunteers Declan Arthurs, Seamus Donnelly, Tony Gormley, Eugene Kelly, Paddy Kelly, Jim Lynagh, Padraig McKearney and Gerard O’Callaghan were members of the East Tyrone Brigade IRA. Civilian Anthony Hughes was also killed that evening. The attack was part of a British murder campaign in East Tyrone/North Armagh in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s when the full might of the British war machine including SAS, British Army, RUC, UVF, UDR were unleashed on the people of East Tyrone. 
These nine men were husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to their loved ones whose only crime was that they were Irish in British Occupied Ireland. They were killed by faceless, nameless paid SAS assassins who were in Ireland to carry out Britain’s war of terror against the democratic rights of the Irish people. 

The main commemoration this year is the Independent Republican March and Commemoration on Sunday 7th May assembling at Galbally Community Centre at 3pm organised by the P.H. Pearse Society Galbally/Cappagh. The event is non-party political and everyone is welcome.

Sunday 23rd April @2pm 5 mile Sponsored walk, Assemble Republican Monument Aughnagar Chapel.

The James Connolly 1916 Society Monaghan will be holding a day of events to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Loughall Massacre. This will be in conjuction with other independent republican commemorations in Tyrone and Monaghan. On Sunday April 30th we will embark on a sponsored walk from the Jim lynagh, Padraig Mc Kearney Loughall monument in Drumfurrer, Carrickroe co Monaghan to the Seamus mc Elwaine monument Knockatallen, Scotstown, Co Monaghan. A short lecture will take place after the walk in the Sliabh beagh hotel with refreshments served . That night we will be hosting a social night in Moynas bar Scotstown @9. A Prominent speaker will be in attendance on the night. 

The annual mass organised by the families will be on Friday 5th May in Altmore at 7.30pm with refreshments afterwards in Galbally Community Centre. 

There will be a Tour of the Graves assisted by local 1916 Societies on Sat 6th May starting at 10.30am in Altmore and continuing on then to Galbally, Aughnagar, Monaghan, Caledon, Tullysarron, Moy and finishing at Edendork. 

On Sunday 7th May the main commemoration and march assembles at Galbally Community Centre at 3pm and will make its way to Cappagh. 

This commemoration gives all Republicans, young and old, a chance to remember these fine Irishmen who died thirty years ago that evening in Loughgall. Their story is one that the people of Ireland will always remember with sadness, anger, love and pride.

With  many thanks to: PH Pearse Galbally Cappagh.

List of Events to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Loughgall Ambush.

Sunday 23rd April   – 5 mile Sponsored walk @ 2pm 
Assemble Republican Monument Aughnagar Chapel.
On Sunday April 30th – a sponsored walk from The Jim Lynagh, Padraig Mc Kearney Loughgall Monument in Drumfurrer, Carrickroe Co. Monaghan to The Seamus Mc Elwaine Monument Knockatallon, Scotstown, Co Monaghan. The walk is 9k. Sponsorship cards are available or a Ten Euro entry fee on the day. Assemble at The Sliabh beagh hotel @12noon where transport will be available to The Jim Lynagh Padraig Mc Kearney Loughgall Monument in Drumfurrer. Also a short lecture will take place after the walk in the Sliabh Beagh Hotel with refreshments served. That night a social night in Moyna’s bar Scotstown @9 pm with the band Black Diamond, admission is free and a raffle will take place on the night.
Sunday 30th April Commemorative parade. Assemble Altmore Chapel car park @ 6pm & parade to memorial in Cappagh. 
Wednesday 3rd May. Loughgall martyrs memorial lecture in Old Charm Inn Carrickmore @ 8pm.


 Friday 5th May     –     The Anniversary Mass in Altmore @ 7.30pm  



Saturday 6th May – Tour of the Graves Route is as follows


Altmore 10.30am, Galbally 11am; Aughnagar 11.30am; Monaghan 12.30pm; Caledon 1.30pm; Tullysarron 2.30pm; Moy 3.15pm; Edendork 4pm 

Sunday 7th May – Commemoration at Padraig and Jim’s monument at Drumfurrer at 1pm
Sunday 7th May – March to Cappagh Memorial – assemble at Galbally Community Centre @3pm
Monday 8th May – Commemoration PM for details 
Sat 13th May – Loughgall martyrs memorial walk in Sperrin Mountains.

With many thanks to: Maireadp Kelly.

Submission to the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižniks, concerning the shooting dead of sisters Dorothy Maguire & Maura Meehan by British Soldiers, October 23rd 1971, West Belfast.

A follow-up to a previous story concerning the murder of Maura Meehan and her sister who were murdered by the British Army: 

With many thanks to: Geard Meehan, Meehan and Maguire family’s, https://www.facebook.com/groups/174928556038780/.

The EIRC Fermanagh would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in making it yet another successful commemoration and function.

We would like thank Eamon Farry for chairing the proceedings and Fermanagh Republican and ex P.O.W Barry Murray for speaking not only of our fallen republicans or modern day republicanism but also of the social change that will effect our everyday lives in the not so long future. 

We would like to thank the band Gary Lawlor and the rebels for what can only be described as an outstanding night enjoyed by all. And last but not least we would like to thank everybody that came to both events as we very much appreciate your support.

With many thanks to: EIRC Fermanagh.

​Here is a list of the men who fought in the Mendicity Garrison under Sean Heuston – some photos were not available of the men 

Here is  a list of  the men who fought in the Mendicity Garrison under Sean Heustonsome photos were not available of the men 

Balfe, Richard 

, James 

Brooks, FrederickJohn 

Byrne, JohnJoseph 

Clarke, John 

Coleman, Richard 

Crenigan, James 

Cullen, JohnFrancis 

Derrington, JohnJ.(Sean

Derrington, William 

Kelly, PatrickJ

Kelly, Richard 

Levins, George 

Marks, James 

McLoughlin, Sean 

Meehan, William 

Murnane, William 

Norton, Joseph 

ODea, William 

OKelly, Thomas 

Peppard, Thomas 

Roach, Edward 

Staines, Liam 

Stephenson, PatrickJ 

Wilson(KIA), Peter 

Wilson, James 

Wilson, Peter 

Wilson, William

With many thanks to: Easter Rising War of Independence and Irish Civil war History.