Last chance for Rising relatives to attend centenary ceremony

Family of 1916 rebels have until Wednesday to register their interest in attending event

The aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

 

Relatives of participants in the 1916 Rising have a last chance to register to attend the planned State ceremony at the GPO on Easter Sunday next year marking the event’s centenary.

Wednesday, September 30th, is the deadline for relatives to register their interest in the formal ceremony with the Department of Defence.

The ceremony will include the reading of the Proclamation, the laying of a wreath by President Michael D Higgins, the raising of the flag, a parade and an Air Corps fly-past.

Independent Cllr Nial Ring urged relatives to register “so that the viewing platform/stands will be full of descendants of the men and women who fought in 1916, and not full of politicians, hangers-on and others with no time for or association with the great events of Easter Week 1916”.

The department can be contacted by email: executive@defence.ie