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Sunday, May 29, 2011

CABHAIR 'Honoree Presentations'.

A fantastic night was had by approximately 100 Irish Republicans in Dublin on Saturday May 28th 2011 , in the Academy Plaza Hotel , at the Annual CABHAIR Testimonial Dinner : visitors , colleagues and comrades from England , Scotland , Wales and America were present to observe the presentations made to the five Honorees - Walter O'Dunphy , John Murphy , Neil Chambers , Joe O'Neill and Maggie Trainor.
A brief
(ish!) history of the (on-going) involvement of each recipient with the Republican Movement was given , in some detail, by the Chairperson of the proceedings , Dan Hoban , and the presentation was then made by Lita Ní Chathmhaoil , on behalf of the CABHAIR organisation.
We publish with these few words some photographs from the event , and a full report and more photographs will be published in the June 2011 issue of 'Saoirse' , which goes to print on Wednesday the 8th of that month :

CABHAIR Testimonial Flagstand.

Section of the crowd.

CABHAIR bodhrán 'Shop' item - one of the many Republican items sold at the 'Testimonial Shop' on the night.

CABHAIR Mirror , sold at the event.....

....as were these two bodhráns -

Also , details were released regarding two up-coming Republican events - Bodenstown Sunday (12th June next) and the Bundoran Hunger-Strike Commemoration (Saturday 27th August next) , and posters for same were distributed :

Wolfe Tone Commemoration ('Bodenstown Sunday') 12th June 2011.

Bundoran Commemoration , Saturday 27th August 2011.

Finally , please note that a few words and some pics re the cleansing operation today at the Garden of Remembrance can be viewed on our 'Sister' site , here : thanks for reading !