On Sunday 30 April 2017 at 3pm, Thomas Kent Park, Rostellan
The "Thomas Kent Annual Commemoration " will be held on Sunday 30 April 2017 at 3pm in Thomas Kent Park, Rostellan.
* Local historical oration by Billy Fitzpatrick of Whitegate.
* MC, Mr. Charlie Hayes
* Music by Caitlín Ní Lordáin and Ceoltóirí Átha Fhada
* Wreaths will be placed to recognise the contribution of:
Thomas Kent was part of a prominent nationalist family who lived at Bawnard House, Castlelyons, County Cork. After the 1916 Easter Rising, Thomas was tried by court martial on the charge of armed rebellion, was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad in Cork on 9 May 1916. Apart from Roger Casement, Thomas Kent was the only person outside of Dublin to be executed for his role in the events surrounding Easter Week.
In June 2015 Thomas Kent's remains were exhumed from Cork prison. A State funeral was held on 18 September 2015 at St Nicholas' Church in Castlelyons. The requiem mass was attended by President Michael D. Higgins, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny delivering the graveside oration.
In 1966, the main railway station in Cork, Kent Station, was named after Thomas Kent.
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