There was a great turn out in Rathvilly Co. Carlow today for the annual Vol. Kevin Barry Commemoration organised by the Seamus Costello Memorial Committee.
Republicans gathered for the 100th Anniversary, traveling from Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford and across Carlow to honour the courage and sacrifice of Kevin Barry, executed by British Imperialism 100 years ago this month.
Led by the Socialist Republican Colour Party, those assembled made their way from the Phoenix Hall to the Kevin Barry Memorial. The main oration was delivered by Veteran Socialist Republican Seán Doyle (Wicklow) and a wreath was laid by local Veteran Republican Jim Byrne.
It was a fitting event to honour Kevin Barry by those who continue to work towards Irish National Liberation on the same day that the leaders of the Free State Counter Revolution rushed to Enniskillen to honour the British Forces of Occupation.
The large crowd in Carlow today was a further sign of the regrowth and reinvigoration of Socialist Republicanism across the County.
Well done to the Organisers.