An organising committee under chairman, Liam O’Brien, supervised a fitting tribute to men and women from Tallow and surrounding areas who were actively involved in events before and following the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

The series of commemorative events took place last Monday, commencing with a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Arthur Mulcahy in the grounds of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tallow.

Arthur, a native of Currabeha was murdered by British forces on 22nd March, 1921 aged 22 years.

As part of the ceremony an existing monument marking the 50th anniversary of 1916 in Tallow was tastefully revamped and given a more prominent location opposite the church – Colie O’Flynn oversaw the planning and restoration of this project.

Before the fine crowd began their march to Tallow Bridge, Gavin Hallahan (playing the part of Padraig Pearse) read the Proclamation …

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