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Galway Commemorates The Easter Rising

The Golden Jubilee commemorations in Galway began with the unveiling of a granite pillar in the grounds of Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa in Renmore. At the ceremony the pillar was blessed by Reverend T Kelly and unveiled by Colonel P O Ceirin. The Proclamation was read in Irish by Captain J Young.  A colour party paraded and a perpetual flame was lit at the foot of the pillar by Lieutenant J Lally. Among those attending were the Mayor Brendan Holland, the former Minister for Defence, G Bartley, Senator Martin Killilea, and the town clerk Mr P J Waters. Later a large crowd turned out in Eyre Square, Galway where members of the Old IRA formed a guard of honour. At the Liam Mellows Memorial actor Siobhan McKenna read the Proclamation and Pearse's poem 'The Wayfarer'.        

Colour film cameras were used to document events of Easter Week 1966 in Dublin and around the country. These films were not intended for broadcast but purely as a record of the events of Easter Week 1966. The footage shown here is edited from film shot at Renmore and Galway on the 10th April 1966.

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RTE
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1966-05-10
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Galway
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English