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Redmond ceremony at mausoleum


A simple ceremony was held at the Redmond family mausoleum in St John's Graveyard recently to mark the centenary of the Home Rule Bill enacted in September, 1914, at a time when Wexford politician, John Redmond was leader of the parliamentary party.

Mayor Cllr. George Lawlor made a speech to the small gathering and laid a wreath at the mausoleum, while Jarlath Glynn of the Wexford Historical Society outlined the history of the distinguished politician.

Over the past year the Rotary Club, the council and the Historical Society have cooperated to improve the maintenance and accessibility of the town centre graveyard.

The outbreak of World War One, militant Ulster Unionism and the 1916 Rising effectively ended Redmond's aspirations to become a national leader. He died in 1918.