30th Annual James Connolly Commemoration

168 1.00pm Sat 4 Jun 2016

with speeches and song, hosted by the James Connolly Society

About this event

This years annual James Connolly commemoration will take place at Connolly's birthplace of 107 Cowgate on Saturday 4th June at 1pm. This event will feature non-party political speakers and live music. Dave Douglas, NUM stalwart and veteran working class and trade union activist. Barry Monteith, Independent councillor in Dungannon and member of the 1916 Societies. Actor and activist Tam Dean Burn will read some of James Connolly's writings. This year marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and our commemoration will feature a speaker from Ireland to discuss the significance of the start of the Irish revolution. 2016 also marks the 30th anniversary of the James Connolly commemoration in his home city and this anniversary will also feature in the event. This commemoration is organised by the James Connolly Society in conjunction with James Connolly's home community. This is a family friendly event and the organisers strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those wishing to celebrate the life of James Connolly, Edinburgh's greatest son.

Speakers

Dave Douglas (NUM), Barry Monteith (independent councillor in Dungannon), Tam Dean Burn (actor reading from the Non-stop Connolly Show), Alan Hunter, Steven Dodds, Gerry Mulvenna

Venue

Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1

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