The 8th December marks the 94th anniversary of the first official Free State murders carried out during the Civil war. Volunteers Liam Mellows (Connaught), Joe Mc Kelvey (Ulster), Richard Barret (Munster) and Rory O’Connor (Leinster) were selected to represent each province and executed by Free State firing squad made up of former comrades.
Throid siad ar son na poblachta agus maraíodh iad ar son ár saoirse. Cuimhneofar iad go deo.
The counter revolutionaries were successful in crushing the physical Republic but not the spiritual one,the struggle for equality,liberty and fraternity and reuniting the country continues,thankfully in a peaceful manner,it will be the one to succeed.