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Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Peter


Official State Commemoration of the Asgard Landing at Howth 100 years ago

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This in from Dermot Quinn, Hon. Secretary of The Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, who says….

I attach a notice from Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan of the commemoration ceremony for the centenary of the Howth Gun Running on Sunday next. The ceremonies include the handover of a replica dinghy for the Asgard built by local volunteers, to which project the Society have made a financial contribution.

Official State Commemoration of the Asgard landing at Howth 100 years ago

There is a great line up of events in Howth to commemorate 100 years since the landing of the Asgard on Sunday July 27th:

11.30 am East Pier Howth: Official commemoration ceremony at Howth harbour led by President Michael D. Higgins with participation by Ms. Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Defence Forces. Ceremony to include address by President Higgins, and will conclude with wreath-laying and ceremonial activities.

1.00pm A re-enactment, arranged by the ASGARD 100 Community Group of the landing of arms featuring a replica of the yacht ASGARD and a flotilla of boats will be observed by President Higgins. Local volunteers from the Howth GAA club and marching volunteers from Dublin will unload and leave the Pier with the consignment.
Historical context to the events of 26th July 1914 will be provided by members of the ASGARD 100 group throughout the proceedings.

1.30pm President Higgins will view the ASGARD replica dinghy constructed by the ASGARD 100 group and presented to the National Museum of Ireland.

The Community element of the commemoration will continue after 2PM with a cultural programme featuring Brian Begley, Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh and St, Brigid’s Pipe Band from Howth. This event is free and open to the public – visitors are encouraged to attend in period costume. Prizes will be presented to the best period dressed individual male or female, family and boat crew. The programme will conclude at 4pm

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