South Limerick was one of many Republican hot spots before, during and after the insurrection of 1916. Expecting to be mobilised, Irish Volunteers from Galbally and surrounding areas assembled in the village on Easter Sunday.

This gathering of the forces was re-enacted in Galbally last Monday and in keeping with many such events throughout the country, there was a very large crowd in attendance.

One of the main driving forces behind this commemoration was Tim Ryan Sr., whose uncles, Jim and Michael Scanlan were prominent Volunteers during the War of Independence.

Keynote speakers on the day were Betty Lynch who paid a glowing tribute to Republican activist, Margaret Mary Cummins and Sean O’Mahony, who was heavily critical of commentators …


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