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Executed Easter Rising leader Roger Casement will be remembered on the centenary of his death today.

Casement expo

Casement had attempted unsuccessfully to land arms on Banna Strand on the ship “The Aud”.

He was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London – the final 1916 leader to be put to death and the only one executed outside Ireland.

His body was returned in 1965 and was brought back through Baldonnel air force base – where there’ll be commemorations later.

A programme of events is planned for Ballyheigue this evening where there is a statue of Casement.

There’ll also be a State ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.