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1916 Committee invite public to attend Roger Casement commemoration events

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North Antrim 1916 Centenary committee have invited people to attend events to commemorate the execution of Roger Casement in Ballycastle and Murlough Bay next weekend.

Roger Casement was hanged in London on August 3rd 1916 for his part in trying to secure weapons for the 1916 Easter Rising.

Committee member Cara McShane said:

“Roger Casement played a significant role in the events of 1916. He is the single most important historical figure on the part of the island of Ireland. It is therefore important that we remember those events and his contribution.

“We are hosting a lecture/discussion on Saturday evening at 7 30pm in the Sheskburn, Ballycastle. The guest speakers will be Patrick Casement and Dr. Roisin Higgins. This will explore Roger Casement as a man, the role he played and his legacy.

“On Sunday there will be a parade and Commemoration at Murlough Bay beginning at 3pm. Guest speaker will be Kerry TD Martin Ferris”

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