Learn a bit about our shared history: The Easter Rising and the impact of WW1

DDCP have been successful in obtaining funding from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to organise an historical trip to Dublin, which will take place on Saturday 25th June and do hope that you will be able to join us.


The purpose of this trip is to promote a greater understanding of the historical facts surrounding the events leading up to the 1916 Easter Rising through to the present day.  This event will give a balanced representation of the facts as they occurred at that time, whilst giving an understanding of the different perceptions and interpretations that exist during this period.  We hope that those who attend will have a greater understanding of the events that occurred during this time including the impact of WW1.


The coach for this trip is relatively small and so places will be limited to around 30 people.
We hope that as many of you can attend this trip.


The outline for the day will be as follows:


08.15am     Meet at the Derrygonnelly Community Centre car park

08.30am     Coach leaves  (times from here on are approximate)

10.30am     Visit to Glasnevin Museum

12.00pm     Soup and sandwich lunch at Glasnevin Museum

12.30pm     Leave for history tour: Phoenix Park, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Collins                      Barracks, Arbour Hill.  (Some of the sites will be dependent on the weather).

3.00pm       Visit Dublin City sights.

5.00pm       Coach leaves Dublin.

7.00pm       Arrive back in Derrygonnelly.


There will be a charge of £5 per person for this trip, which includes the coach, soup and sandwich lunch and entrance fees.


If you would like to join us, please fill in and return this form by post to Anna Corrigan or e-mail michael.skuce1@gmail.com as soon as possible, and no later than Wednesday 22nd June.


This trip is open to the whole community.