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2014 Easter Commemoration

This year, Cumann Na Saoırse Náısıúnta will hold it's Easter Commemoration on Sunday April 20th at 9.00am at the grave of its’co-founder Joe Stynes in Woodlawn Cemetery, East 233 St., Bronx, NY.             

The graveside ceremony will include a reading of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, the significance of Easter to Ireland's freedom struggle, the Republican Movement's Easter Statement, Cumann na Saoirse’s Easter Message and the laying of the wreath at Joe Styne's grave.

After the graveside ceremony breakfast will be served at the  The Heritage  located at 960 McLean Ave. in Yonkers at 10.30am. After breakfast the Countdown to  Easter 2016  program will commence. This program, initiated in 2010 by the late Brıan Mór Ó Baoıghıll, will include tributes to the executed signatories of the Easter Proclamation and to the other executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

For additional information email either nymayo@earthlink.net: or  enrightynyc@gmail.com  or call 732 441 9923

You can also tune in to the RFE radio show on WBAI 99.5 fm every Sat at 1.00pm

Woodlawn Cemetery is located at the corner of Webster and East 233rd St in the Bronx. .

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Minnesota Easter Commemoration

will be held on Sunday April 20th Dubliner Pub, St Paul, Minnesota from  4.00 pm till 8:30 pm. Statements read on behalf of prisoners will be read.

The commemoration will feature music and the movie "The Wind that Shook the Barley".

The New Haven CT. Easter Commemoration

will be held  On the Green at Chapel and Church St's in down town  New Haven at 9.00am on Sunday April 27th 2014

For additional information click here or call 203 824 9400.  

The Waterbury CT. Easter Mass and Commemoration

 will be held at The AOH Hall,  91 Golden Hill Rd. Waterbury on Easter Sunday April 27th,  Mass at 9.00 am followed by the Commemoration

and an Irish Breakfast  at 10.00am. For additional information call  203 206 7199. Click here to view associated poster

Virginia  Easter Sunday April 20th

 The 18th annual  Easter Commemoration  will be held  in  Charlottesville, Virginia on Easter Sunday, April 20.  The venue is Old Maplewood Cemetery, at the foot of the stone Cenotaph to John Neilson, the United Irishman.  

The meeting time is 1 p.m. The event as usual celebrates the  Risings in Ireland in both 1798 and 1916 against the powers of  imperialism.

For additional information call 434 984 1916

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Freedom For All Ireland Committee of the AOH

Col. Patrick O'Rorke

Div. 7, Rochester NY.

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NIFC/ÉIRE NUA, March in New Haven Ct

On Sunday March 16th 2014, representatives of Cumann Na Saoırse Náısıúnta; The National Irish Freedom Committee- were on the march under the Éire Nua Banner in New Haven, Connecticut USA.

The contingent had participants from all over Connecticut, along with New York, and New Jersey, and featured a display of Éire Nua & NIFC banners accompanied by the National flags of both Ireland & the United States along with other Republican flags being flown.

The New Haven Parade is one of the largest in the country, and is the largest single day spectator event in Connecticut. After the march, representatives of the Éire Nua committee were able to talk to several people about the Éire Nua program and future events.

Congratulations to everyone involved as we move forward in promoting the program

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A lesson in Awareness and Compassion

In 1831

In 1831 President Andrew Jackson (whose parents emigrated from Antrim in northern Ireland) seized the fertile Choctaws tribal lands and forced the indigenous Choctaws to a harrowing 500-mile trek to what would be called Indian Territory and then later Oklahoma. The forced journey became known as the “Trail of Tears”. Of about 20,000 Choctaws who started the journey, more than half perished from exposure, malnutrition, and disease. All this despite the fact that during the War of 1812 the Choctaws had been allies of then General Jackson in his campaign against the British in New Orleans.

Only 16 years later in 1847 a group of Choctaws, moved by news of starvation in Ireland, gathered in Scullyville, Oklahoma to raise a relief fund. They managed to collect $170 and forwarded it to a U.S. famine relief organization.

Obviously their sympathy came from their recognition of the similarities between the experiences of the Irish and Choctaw. They note that both were victims of conquest that led to loss of property, forced migration and exile, mass starvation, and cultural suppression.

In 2012

 Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia  (OP-ED New York Times,  March 15, 2014)

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Facts re. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

Mike Flannery leads the 1983 St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York

Statement from POW Department, Republican Sinn Féin

The 2013 Annual Fenian Commemoration

Eire Nua Political Campaign Launch

The 37th Annual Cabhair Christmas Swim in the Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin

The 18th Annual Flannery Awards Dinner

Forty Years of Éire Nua

Gerry Conlon On Radio Free Éireann(RFÉ) on International IPOW Day

Gerry Conlon at CUNY School of Law’s 

Proclamation of the Irish Republic 1867

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Eulogized

Statement from POW Department. Republican Sinn Féin

General Post Office after the 1916 Easter Rising  in Dublin

Battle of Clontarf

The Battle of Clontarf (Irish: Cath Chluain Tarbh) was a battle that took place on 23 April 1014.
The outcome was an historic victory for the Irish under their High
King Brian Boru, 'The Lion Of Ireland'
Although the battle signaled the end of Viking rule in Ireland and in
western Europe, it proved to be a very costly victory as Brian and his
sons and grandson, the future leaders of his family were killed in the

Brian's body was brought to Swords, north of Dublin. There it was met by the coarb of Patrick, the traditional head of the church in Ireland, who brought the body back with him to Armagh, where it were interred after twelve days of mourning. Along with Brian were the body of Murchad and the heads of Conaing, Brian's nephew, and Mothla, king of the Déisi Muman.

Irish Republican Information Service

In this issue 3/23/14

1. Vote NO 1 for Pádraig Garvey!
2. Man arrested by RUC in raids in Lurgan
3. Stephen Murney acquitted of all charges
4. RUC patrol cross border into Donegal
5. Pipe bomb left at GAA club
6. MI5 follow Derry man to Lithuania
7. MI5 decide if victims get home protection
8. John Moran remembered in Enniscorthy
9. First Co Wexford soldier to fall in War of Independence
10. POW picket in Wexford
11. Documents  ‘prove man shot by British army was unarmed’
12. McGurk’s Bar massacre dossier �rewritten�
13. Pat Finucane: Belfast vigil marks 25th anniversary
14. Delays in Six-County inquests could see dozens of damages lawsuits
15. Samuel Devenney death: documents to stay secret
16. Lá Mór na Gaeilge – thousands march for language rights
17. Dublin City Council votes to take back waste management
18. Complaint filed at International Criminal Court over NATO allies� complicity in US drone strikes

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The Irish Language

Government reversal follows ‘strong public support’ for Coimisinéir Teanga

Why minding our language is a priority

Leaked document shows reversal of Irish language obligations

Irish speaker not entitled to bi-lingual jury for trial

Minister McGinley’s “complete failure” to defend the Irish language prompts resignation call

Democrat editorial: A big day for language equality

Irish language campaigners to demonstrate in Belfast

EU respects Irish Language more than our leaders do

Thousands march for language rights

Column: We’ll soon find out whether we lose our native language forever

Links to Irish Emigration Articles

Ten Irish emigration songs that will stir your heart (VIDEOS)

Emigration Is Not a Jobs Policy; We're Not Leaving – say youth groups

Why Ireland needs to give its emigrants a say in the country

Young discuss fightback against attacks on ‘lost generation’

Emigration to the UK in 2012

This month in Irish and

Irish-American history

Eoin Hand ,Irish Brig. General

 On April 1, 1776 - Co Meath born Eoin Hand is appointed a Brigadier General in the Continental Army 

 First Dail 1919

 On April 1, 1919 - Eamonn DeValera was elected president of the first Dáil Éireann

Emergency Provisions  Act

 On April 6, 1973 - the 'Special Powers Act' was replaced in Northern Ireland  by the 'Emergency Provisions Act'

The Special Powers Act  1922

 On April 7, 1922 - the draconian piece of legislation, 'The Special Powers Act' was introduced in the British occupied six counties

 Home Rule Bill introduced

 On April 8, 1886 - Prime Minister Gladstone introduced the Home Rule Bill to the English Parliament

Liam Lynch killed

 On April 10, 1923 - Liam Lynch IRA leader was killed in the Knockmealdon Mountains by Free State forces

Stormont Agreement signed

 On April 10, 1998 - another in a series of British arrangement, for Ireland, 'The Stormont Agreement' was signed.

Mandela advises the IRA
On April 11, 2000 - Nelson Mandela arrived in Dublin. during his stay he advised the IRA not to give up their weapons

 US Civil War starts
On April 12, 1861 - the official  start of the American Civil War  began  with the firing upon of Fort Sumter.

 Over 15,000 Irishmen served in the Union Army and over 4,000 served in the Confederate Army.

Four Courts In Dublin
On April 13,1922 – Republican volunteers, led by Rory O'Connor, took possession of the Four court in Dublin. At the behest of the British, Free State forces attacked with heavy artillery borrowed from the British.

Tricolor Introduced

On April! 4, 1848 - the legendary, Young Irelander, Thomas Francis Meagher displayed the Irish Tricolor for the first time in Ireland.

Easter Uprising begins

On April 24, 1916 - the Easter Uprising began at the GPO in Dublin. The  Rising  was to have  profound and far-reaching effects on Ireland's subsequent history.

GPO bombarded

 On April 27, 1916 - British artillery bombard the GPO. James Connolly was seriously injured during the bombardment

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Revisiting Brian Mor's Cartoons


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