1916 Commemorations

March 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Irish National Association will be conducting the 1916 Centenary Commemoration at the Irish Memorial Monument, Waverley Cemetery on Sunday March 27th.

Time: 2.30 for 3.00 pm. Buses from Bondi Junction to St Thomas Street, Waverley number 378 or 440. Mobility impaired people may enter by car, please arrive early due to narrow road and anticipated crowd.

The procession leaves the main gate of the monument, corner St Thomas and Trafalgar Street, at 2.30 pm.

The ceremony begins at 3.00 pm with Mass, celebrant Bishop David Cremin, concelebrated An tAthair Miceal Ó Súilleabháin.

Mass is followed by a wreath laying ceremony

Consul General of Ireland Jane Connolly

Address by visiting Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey

Reading of the Proclamation in Irish and English

The oration will be delivered by Mr Muiris Ó Súilleabháin

Master of Ceremonies Mr Mike Bailey

Tomas de Bhaldraithe photo
Sydney Irish histories

Interviewer: Siobhán McHugh for National Library of Australia

Tomás de Bháldraithe was accustomed to the sounds of the Irish language before his official appearance into the world. His Dublin based family, in order to immerse themselves in an Irish speaking environment, used to holiday in the Gaeltacht of Connemara for three months every year. Continue reading “Tomás de Bháldraithe”