The Asgard 1916 Society are set to host a commemorative event to remember the landing of 'The Asgard', a yacht owned by Erskine Childers which arrived at Howth, Dublin, on 26th April 1914, with 1,000 Mauser rifles and ammunition on board. The weaponry would in time be used in the Easter Rising two years later.
Subsequent and in response to the landings, which were supervised by the then Irish Volunteers and assisted by Na Fianna Éireann, the British Army killed four unarmed civilians at Bachelor's Walk in the city. The victims will also be remembered on the day and as part of the commemoration.
Join us at the East Pier in Howth on Saturday the 22nd of July at 2pm, in tribute to those who landed the Asgard and to the victims of Bachelor's Walk. Wreaths will be laid and guest speakers from the 1916 Societies will address the gathering. A Colour Party in period dress and Republican Flute Band will also be in attendance for what is sure to be a fitting commemoration.
Refreshments and traditional Irish music in O'Connell's Bar at the Est. Pier Howth after the commemoration, all are welcome.
As always this is a non-party political event and family friendly.