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LIMERICK CELEBRATES MANCHESTER MARTYRS’ ANNIVERSARY

The anniversary of the Manchester Martyrs was solemnly commemorated in Limerick yesterday, with a large turnout of citizens and members of the National Volunteers participating in the proceedings. Accompanied by several city bands, the event saw heartfelt tributes paid to the memory of the Noble Three.

At the public meeting, presided over by the Mayor, attendees gathered to honour the memory of the martyrs and reflect on their sacrifice. The Mayor expressed his belief that it was fitting for him to stand alongside his fellow citizens in perpetuating the memory of these courageous individuals.

Mr Joyce, representing the ILP, addressed the gathering, expressing his profound pleasure at witnessing the unity among the volunteers in Limerick. He noted that any divisions that may have existed between regiments were erased by the memory of the Manchester Martyrs. He emphasised the significance of solidarity and unity in the face of adversity, suggesting that Limerick was reclaiming its rightful place in history.

The commemoration served as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for Irish freedom, inspiring renewed determination among attendees to continue the struggle for independence. The event also highlighted the importance of remembering and honouring the legacy of those who laid down their lives for the cause.

As Limerick embraces its historical significance and celebrates the courage of the Manchester Martyrs, it reaffirms its commitment to the principles of justice, freedom, and unity. The anniversary serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Irish people and their unwavering dedication to the pursuit of liberty.

Freeman’s Journal – Monday 30 November 1914

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