The 32csm holds one every year in Kildare. They travel from Sallins village to his grave in Bodenstown cemetary. I believe this year's was on 7 July. Sinn Fein also held one on 16 June, also at Bodenstown:
I loved this quote from Pearse Doherty TD Derry, who spoke at the 16 June event:
“In the Ireland of 2013, the message of Tone is more relevant than ever. Now more than ever, this country needs republican politics. We owe it not just to the generations who have gone before us but most importantly the generation growing up in the Ireland of 2013 and the generations yet to come. Let’s make Tone’s Republic a reality.”
Are any of those Government sponsored Bit? Arthur Guinness had a stamp in honor of his 250th, why not Theo?
I don't believe the government sponsors any at all. Any event connected to a United Ireland is not looked upon with any favour by many in positions of influence in Ireland, North or South. I sometimes wonder if it isn't because bringing focus on the original United Irish would also spotlight the fact that in the beginning it wasn't a religious issue in the North of things. That would not look good for those who have pushed teh division as a religious one
It is up to individual organisations to commemorate the day.
And repeat it they shall...look at all of the evictions taking place across the country... the elder being taxed beyond their breaking
How do our other members feel. Is history repeating its self?
Irish nationalism has long since bee seen as the preserve of Catholics yet Tone was Protestant. how he envisaged a united Ireland and how 1798 turned out were quite different. In the republic there tend to be very few parades and commemorations of our military past. Most folks in the republic abhor military displays. In my view people like Tone lost their relevance from the eighties onwards. We would rather think of happier times.
we have to pay taxes which should have been introduced a long time ago but the FF government wanted to be popular and lowered taxes and increased expenditure.Savings were not deemed necessary. People bought homes they could ill afford and now cannot pay their mortgage yet expect a 'write off' of debts. Maybe I will borrow a few hundred thousand and not bother paying it back or only what i choose to pay.