Monday, 6 May 2013

Re-dedication of the Cull / Tymon Memorial - Arigna

On May 5th the Cull / Tymon Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach preceded over the re-dedication of the Séamus Cull / Patrick Tymon / Michael Cull memorial in Arigna, Co. Roscommon.

 A great turnout of all ages assembled at Tullynaha in Arigna near the old Cull home place behind an impressive colour party and the Raheen Pipe Band. The ceremony was chaired by Paddy McNama who called on Doctor Seán Maguire to unveil the monument. A decade of the rosary was read by Joseph Doherty. Wreaths were laid by Tommy Cull on behalf of the Cull family. Finbarr Tymon on behalf of the Tymon family. A wreath was laid on behalf of todays republican prisoners of war by Seán Scott a man who had fought alongside Seán South and Fergal O’Hanlon in Brookeborough in 1957, it fact he had to spend three years in hospital after being badly injured upon escape. Tomas Lavin then laid a wreath on behalf of the Cull / Tymon Cumann and Michael McDonagh laid a wreath on behalf Roscommon Comhairle Ceantair. The 1916 Proclamation of Independence was read by Darren Reynolds and the Roll of Honour was read by Pat McManus.

The oration was delivered by Dan Hoban, Co. Mayo. During the course of his oration he outlined the history of the Republican Movement thoroughout the last century covering all the betrayals and sell-outs which only led to a strengthening of British rule and the fragmentation of the Republican Cause. “In talking here today and in particular to the youth of Ireland I have just one message for Gerrys Adams, Martin McGuinnes, Enda Kenny and all their lackeys. Today we say to the youth of Ireland, were not going to say to you what these other people have said to you, we are not going to say to you the war is over, we are going to say to you, you can use every means at your disposal to get rid of British troops out of Ireland, and that will always be the case and you will have the blessing of the republicans of this country when you do that. We are calling on the people of Ireland to make one last ditch stand to drive the British forever from our shores and to hell with the lackeys who are licking up to them, we don’t want them, they are not part of us, they are not part of the Republican Movement, they have stolen the name of republicanism but they are only lackeys for Britain.”

Paddy then brought proceedings to a close and called on Patsy Hough who sounded the last post followed by the playing of Amhrán na bhFiann. There was music afterwards in Flynn’s where refreshments were provided, a raffle was held and music was played by John O’Dowd.

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