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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Commemoration of Irish 1916 Easter Rising in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Local Irish-Americans on April 21 will commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland.
The annual event will be followed by breakfast at the Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hamden.
The morning starts with a Mass, which will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on the Green.
Afterward, a ceremony to remember the men and women who fought for Irish independence will take place.
Local honorees will be remembered in a roll call and the original “Proclamation of Freedom” will be read.
Police and fire department Emerald societies, as well as state and local political officials may attend.
Call Joseph Lynch at 203-483-4574 for information.
The event takes place rain or shine. Tune in to WTNH, WPLR-99.1 FM for information.
At 10:30 a.m., a full Irish breakfast will be served at the Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave..
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For information, contact joanneconnor10@gamil.com.
— Phyllis Swebilius

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