8 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The participation of James McCarra who took part in the Easter 1916 Rising was marked at a wreath-laying ceremony in Urbleshanny graveyard, Scotstown, on Friday January 1st 2016. The wreath-laying was organised by the Margaret Skinnider Appreciation Society (MSAS) in conjunction with their Centenary 1916 programme of events. Master of ceremonies was Ms Josephine O’Hagan Cathaoirleach of MSAS. Following Amhrán na bhFiann, our national anthem, the holly-berried wreath made by Pat McKenna and tastefully adorned with tricoloured ribbon was placed on the grave by Ms Alice McCarra from Agherakelton, Scotstown. A small maroon-coloured ribbon acknowledged the many years when Galway was home to the late James McCarra.

Present at the ceremony were the local extended McCarra family and cousins Patrick Sherlock and Alice Daly from Ballinode whose Toneyclea grandmother was Minnie Sherlock (nee McCarra). Also present from Ballinode were Seamus McDermott and Tony ….


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