Republican Plot, Meelick where Gleeson, Mc Carthy are buried
Members of the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Club will be attending the upcoming Meelick Ambush commemoration at Meelick Co Clare to mark the 90th Anniversary of the deaths of Captain Christopher Mc Carthy and Captain Michael Gleeson of the East Clare Brigade I.R.A. who were killed by the British Army at Woodcock Hill, Meelick, Co. Clare on the 15th of June 1921.
The commemoration has been organised by the Meelick Ambush Commemoration Committee and will be the first commemoration event held to mark deaths of Mc Carthy and Gleeson since the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1971. Previous commemorations were addressed by General Eoin O Duffy and General Michael Brennan former Commander in Chief of the Irish Army.
The Programme of Events (subject to change) is as follows.
Sunday 26th June 2011
12.00 Memorial Mass – Meelick Church, Meelick, Co. Clare followed immediately afterwards by a ceremony at the republican plot in the graveyard. The graves will be blessed and a wreath will be layed by members of the Mc Carthy and Gleeson families.
1.30 Unveiling of Memorial – Woodcock Hill Road, Meelick, Co. Clare. Following the brief ceremonies at the grave those attending the ceremony will then proceed to Woodcock Hill Road, where a newly commissioned granite memorial will be unveiled by members of the Gleeson and Mc arthy families. This will be followed by a brief oration by local historian and Committee member Pádraig Óg Ó Ruiarc.
Further details of the event will be posted shortly. A detailed account of the Meelick ambush is available on the website http://www.warofindependence.info/
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