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Achill Commemoration: Easter ’16

On Easter Monday 2016 Achill people and current members of Scoil Acla commemorated the Easter Rising. A special wreath, a replica of the one Emily and Darrell Figgis put on the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915, was laid at the gatepost of Hala Acla, built by Emily Weddall c. 1910.

The photos below taken by Minette Glynn documented the event.

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Marcus Howard Independent Filmmaker of ‘Easter Rising Stories’

Marcus Howard independent filmmaker ,hails from Dundalk, Co. Louth. His great graduncle  Arthur Greene, Sergeant Major in the Irish Volunteers in Dundalk, was involved in the Easter Rising, inspiring him to capture on video the stories of the lesser known men and women, like his uncle who fought for Irish freedom.

Marcus traveled around the country filming the stories of these extraordinary people told by their relatives and advocates. He set up a specially dedicated YouTube channel called “Easter Rising Stories” to showcase their accounts.

Marcus  has also set up a special Facebook page Easter Rising Stories and you can also read a recent article about him in the Irish Independent: http://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/entertainment/dundalk-filmmaker-to-capture-1916-stories-31323786.html

 

Sources and other media:

Irish Independent

http://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/entertainment/dundalk-filmmaker-to-capture-1916-stories-31323786.html

O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral in August 1915

Tomorrow marks the Centenary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, whose funeral was one of the biggest of its age. Republicans traveled to Dublin to follow the cortege from City Hall to Glasnevin Cemetery. The event attracted an Achill contingent too.

Here is a short film courtesy of independent filmmaker Marcus Howard that fusses beautifully  the original event with a present day re-enactment.

Thanks & Sources
Special thanks to Marcus Howard, who kindly allowed me to the above film “Padraig Pearse speech at the grave of O’Donovan Rossa (past and present)” from “Easter Rising Stories” on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClH7iRo8l6OmCYSZBzwrVbw