Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Irish Easter Rising commemorated Sunday
NEW HAVEN — There will be a Mass for peace and a flag raising at 9 a.m. Sunday on the Green.
The 20th annual event will commemorate the 94th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. After the Mass, there will be a ceremony to honor the participants in the 1916 Rising and the 1981 hunger strikers.
Local honorees are remembered in a roll call and the original “Proclamation of Freedom” will be read. The honorees are: Cornilius “Connie: Fitzgerald, 1902-1997; Patrick Guckian, 1903-1975; James Kavanagh, 1907-1993; John J. Keefe Sr., 1904-1989; Nora McKenna, 1905-1996; Frank Mooney, 1897-1957; William Mooney, 1888-1974; Gerald J. Murray, 1901-1989; Patrick Joseph Reardon, 1899-1973; and William Thomas, 1902-1980.
The service is dedicated to Patrick J. Reardon and family.
For more information, call Joseph Lynch 203-215-4163. Police and fire department Emerald Societies, as well as state and local political officials may attend.
In case of rain, activities will be held in the basement of St. Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Ave.
Following the ceremony, there will be a breakfast buffet fundraiser at The Playwright Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden. This is a benefit for the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day parade. For more information and reservations, contact Maura McKeown at 203-889-708. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door.
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