Roscrea Commemoration

The Tipperary Republican Commemoration Committee are delighted to announce that Mary
Lou McDonald will be the main speaker at the annual Bourke, O’Shea, Russell, McNamara
Commemoration in Roscrea on the 23rd of January.

Breandán Ó Conchúir said:
‘This year marks the 99th anniversary of the executions of Frederick Bourke, Patrick Russell,
Martin O’Shea, and Patrick McNamara by the free state forces, all four men had fought in
the war of independence only to be killed by the free state forces, as were many other
republicans who were unwilling to settle for a partitioned free state’

‘We are delighted to have Mary Lou McDonald join us this year especially as Covid meant we
were unable to hold a commemoration last year. We would also like to thank Martin
Browne TD for his ongoing support for the commemoration and look forward to welcoming
him to Roscrea on Sunday’
‘We would like to invite everyone to join us in remembering these four volunteers who died
for Ireland’