Fenian Rising Commemoration

Fenian Rising Commemoration at Desmond Hall Castle

Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Thursday March 2, 7pm


On Thursday night 2nd March the ancient halls of Desmond Hall Castle in Newcastle West will will echo with the stories of Fenian revolutionaries, brave patriots who fell in battle, spies and barrack attacks. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising of 1867 the Heritage Services section of the Office of Public Works (OPW) will host a lecture in the castle outlining County Limerick’s Role in the rebellion.



There will be a display of historical artifacts in the medieval banqueting hall including a musket used in the rebellion, a copy of the Fenian Proclamation of 1867 and replica Fenian flags. Historian Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc will give a brief talk outlining the history and legacy of the Fenian Movement. He will be followed by local historian and author Tom Toomey M.A. who will give a brief overview of the rebellion in County Limerick which saw attacks by the Republican revolutionaries on police barracks in Kilmallock and Ardagh.


The display and lectures will begin at 7pm this coming Thursday 2nd March at Desmond Hall (the castle) in The Square at Newcastle West. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more details e-mail padraig.oruairc@opw.ie or phone 0879199725

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