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1916 Commemorations come to a close with unveiling of commemorative monuments

After a busy commemorative year with over 80 events reflecting the 1916 Rising, Waterford’s commemorations will conclude on Thursday, December 22nd with the unveiling of permanent memorials in both Waterford City and Dungarvan.

Reflecting on the 2016 programme, Chairman of the Commemoration Committee Ger Crotty commented “We were particularly pleased with the input from the wider community to the Waterford Commemoration Programme and that includes schools, tidy towns groups, history groups, community groups and youth groups.

There really was something for everyone in the 2016 calendar of events. Along with the dignified flag raising and civic ceremonies, projects from the artistic and Irish language communities including film, theatre, writing and music were very exciting and enhanced the contribution to cultural expression of the 2016 Commemoration in Waterford.”

He went on to say “An open invitation is extended to the general public to the unveiling of both memorials which will take place at The Bishop’s Palace at 11.00 a.m. and the Lookout in Dungarvan at 2.30p.m. on Thursday to mark the culmination of a truly remarkable and memorable centenary commemoration of 1916”.

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