The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation gave an exhibition in Charleville, Co. Cork on September 14, 2013. There was a good turnout and it was great to meet the general public.
It was nice, too, to meet Eamon de Valera’s extended family and there were many old tales told. Patrick J. Mannix, historian and organiser for the weekend celebrations, presented the I.V.C.O. with a very nice medallion of Archbishop Mannix. We will be happy to display it at our future exhibitions.
We would like to thank all those involved for their wonderful hospitality and we congratulate them on an extremely well organised event. They wish to erect a monument to Archbishop Mannix in Charleville and we wish them every success with this venture. Special thanks to Patrick Mannix for his wonderful encouragement and graciousness.