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90th anniversary of Grey Abbey martyrs

Kildare Republican Sinn Féin will be marking the 90th anniversary of the execution of seven soldiers of the Irish Republican Army with a commemoration in Kildare Town on Sunday December 16. The Free State Army executed the men in the Glasshouse on the Curragh on December 19 1922. The seven were: Patrick Bagnall and Patrick Mangan, Fairgreen, Kildare; Joseph Johnston, Station Road, Kildare; Bryan Moore and Patrick Nolan, Rathbride, Kildare; Stephen White, Abbey St. Kildare and James O’ Connor, Bansha, Co. Tipperary. This was the single biggest execution of the civil war or counter-revolution of 1922-23.

Those taking part will assemble in the square in Kildare Town at 2pm and march from there to the Republican Plot in Grey Abbey cemetery. Republican Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle member Sean Dolan, Co Westmeath will give the oration.

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