Sean Óg to de­liver Moy­lan ora­tion

The Corkman - - NEWS - BILL BROWNE

TRIPLE All-Ire­land win­ning Cork hurl­ing great Seán Óg O hAilpín will de­liver the ora­tion at the 60th an­nual Sean Moy­lan Com­mem­o­ra­tion in Kiskeam this com­ing Sun­day.

Pro­ceed­ings will com­mence at noon with mass for Sean Moy­lan and his de­ceased col­leagues af­ter which a colour party, led by the Cullen Pipe Band, will make its way to the grave­side. Prior to the ora­tion a wreath will be laid at the grave and a decade of the rosary re­cited by Donal O’Leary.

Af­ter­wards a fas­ci­nat­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of mem­o­ra­bilia from the Ir­ish War of In­de­pen­dence will be on dis­play in the Kiskeam Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

A com­man­dant dur­ing the War of In­de­pen­dence, Sean Moy­lan was sub­se­quently elected as a Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North in the 1932 gen­eral elec­tion. Dur­ing his time in Dáil Éire­ann he served as Min­is­ter for Lands, Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion and Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture.

Cork North-West TD Michael Moyni­han said it was fit­ting that Seán Óg would be de­liv­er­ing this year’s ora­tion.

“For my gen­er­a­tion, Seán Moy­lan was a man to look up to, to re­spect and ad­mire. For younger gen­er­a­tions, the name Seán Óg O hAilpín evokes the same level of re­spect and ad­mi­ra­tion. As such, it will be won­der­ful to have him de­liver this year’s ora­tion,” said Deputy Moyni­han.

He said the ex­hi­bi­tion would al­low peo­ple to see at first hand arte­facts and items that have a di­rect link to one of the most tu­mul­tuous pe­ri­ods in Ir­ish his­tory.

“I am ask­ing that the peo­ple of Duhal­low, and those with an in­ter­est in our lo­cal repub­li­can her­itage, at­tend this very im­por­tant com­mem­o­ra­tion and use the op­por­tu­nity to see mem­o­ra­bilia di­rectly con­nected to our rev­o­lu­tion­ary past,” he added.

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