Ballacolla Tidy Towns:
Unveiling of the 1916 commemoration Stone in Ballacolla on Friday the 27th of May 2016.
Ballacolla Tidy Towns Committee hosted the unveiling of the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration stone in the old school yard Ballacolla on the Abbeyleix road.
Several dignitaries spoke at the ceremony including the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (FG) along with Sean Fleming (FF) and our local retired politician Liam Hyland (FF).
Ballacolla Tidy Towns Chairman Noel Sheil opened proceedings and introduced the speakers.
Noreen Byrne read the 1916 Easter Rising Proclamation followed by the different speakers.
Reverend Patrick Harvey and Canon Maher represented the local Church of Ireland and Catholic Church in the Ballacolla area.
Light refreshments were served in the old school hall afterwards where the local community discussed and reminisced on those days of uncertainty in the not too distant past.