« BackCeremony in Dublin to mark 100 years since death of James Connolly

funeral flowers pixabayA ceremony has taken place in Dublin to mark 100 years since the death of James Connolly.

The Easter Rising leader was executed in Kilmainham Gaol on the 12th of May 1916.

Earlier today, a pipe band and the Irish Citizens Army commemorative group marched from Church Street in Dublin City centre, to Arbour Hill Cemetery.

Relatives of James Connolly and the Labour Leader Joan Burton, were among those who paid tribute to James Connolly’s contribution to Irish history.

SIPTU President Jack O’Connor – said Connolly was a pioneering campaigner for the rights of workers in Ireland and abroad: