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1916 Kerry

A 1916 Centenary Commemoration will take place in Tralee today in memory of Captain Jack O’Reilly.

The Moyderwell native while principal of Ballinasloe Technical School, joined the Irish Volunteers and became captain of the East Galway Brigade.

He was arrested after the 1916 rebellion and died two months after his release on the 30th of September 1916 at the age of 37 years.

He will be remembered at his grave in Old Rath Cemetery, Tralee opposite the old church ruin today at 12.30.

Wreaths will be laid by Annie & Emily O’Reilly, his great grand nieces.

Milltown author Owen O’Shea will deliver an oration and Tralee piper and grand-nephew Denis O’Reilly will play the lament.

Uniformed members of the Tralee Volunteer group will provide a  party and Tommy Collins will act as M.C.