Willie Redmond events

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The commencement of similar commemorations for John Redmond’s brother, Major Willie Redmond, in Ennis in June 1924 further highlighted a resurfacing of Redmondite loyalties. Although not as big an event as the Wexford anniversaries, the 1924 Willie Redmond event feat-ured contingents in the procession from across Munster as well as from Wexford, Dublin and Galway, while the following year’s event had a reported attendance of 8,000 people. Like the anniversaries in the south-east, the events began with Masses for the soul of the former major in the cathedral and the Franciscan church, Ennis, before a procession in the afternoon with orations delivered in the Fair Green.

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