Local Tallaght group CCIFV commend the National Ancestral Family Healing Day initiative, the inaugural day 31st October 2020 All over Ireland. Light of Remembrance for the victim’s of An Gorta Mor, the Magdalene Laundries Mother and Baby Homes and the children of the Industrial Schools. The forsaken and forgotten for so long are finally receiving the respect they rightly deserve with the inaugural Light of Remembrance an initiative coming from the families, people and the communities of Ireland.
CCIFV Petitioned President, Taoiseach, Tanaiste and political leaders to support in solidarity with the people to participate in the Light of Remembrance and the Ceann Comhairle to observe a minutes silence in the Dail on the 30th of October, unfortunately the Dail was not sitting to support the Day. CCIFV Light of Remembrance was observed in the South Dublin Union/SJH at the Memorial Marker to the victim’s of An Gorta Mor and close to the only piece of the Workhouse still standing.
A Memorial to Eamonn Ceannt one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rebellion and the Irish Volunteers who fought on the grounds of the SDU. In honour of those who sacrificed their lives for Ireland’s Independence and the common good CCIFV read out the Proclamation at the 1916 Memorial to the backdrop of explosions of Halloween fireworks. An eventful Light of Remembrance, long may it continue as an annual remembrance day in the calendar.