1916 Charleville Commemoration Weekend

1916 Commemmoration Flyer

Charleville Heritage Society , which is a sub-committee of Charleville Chamber, are finalising arrangements for the celebrations in town to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which will be held in the town over the weekend of the 16th and 17th April.

The Republican Monument at Main Street has been refurbished, along with the Garden Of Remembrance at Limerick Road, where the symbolism depicted in the original garden has been restored. A plaque will be unveiled in memory of all those involved in the struggle for Independence in the ten Companies that made up the Charleville Battalion of the 4th Cork Brigade Old IRA , which were Charleville, Newtownshandrum, Dromina, Milford, Ballyhea, Effin, Churchtown, Buttevant and Lisgriffin.

The plaque in memory of Eamon de Valera is also being removed from the gable end of the former C.B.S School at Main Street and will be repositioned on the peer of the A.I.B adjacent to the school and will also be unveiled over the weekend. There is a performance by the ladies of the Cobh Animation Group and a schools competition for prose and poetry for junior and senior pupils in the schools in the ten company

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2 Responses to 1916 Charleville Commemoration Weekend

  1. paul barry says:

    Hi can you tell me if the historical society is still running , I was reading Charleville and district historical journal the other day to which to my amazement there was a picture of the late Jim Meagher. I have a letter from Jim addressed to my grandfather John Barry of the Irish house main street .The letter is personal and political it has Jims views on how the country and Government of the day should be run , the letter is post dated 1929.

    • admin says:

      Hi Paul. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. The history society and heritage society have joined together. Ian Doyle is the current chairperson. You can contact him on 087 6644654 or at iandoyle245@gmail.com. He will be able to deal with any queries you have.

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