The day has come and I’ll shortly be getting on a prepare into Dublin to attend the above occasion in Parnell Sq. this afternoon. Considerably annoyingly I’ve had a flare-up of my arthritis just lately, however I believe it’s vital to face up and be counted. There are rumours that “far-right agitators” (i.e. fascist thugs) are planning to disrupt the occasion, but when any of them have a go at me I’ll fend them off with my walking-stick!
Replace: I’m again in Maynooth having fun with a pleasant cup of tea, after a really pleasing day in Dublin. There have been many extra folks on the march than I anticipated – upwards of 30,000 – which was nice, however meant it was very crowded and tough to take photos of something however backs of individuals.
We took an extended whereas to get going due to the numbers, so I reached the top too late to listen to a few of the audio system and musicians on the rally. A few of us had been nonetheless in O’Connell Road when the entrance of the march arrived on the Customs Home. I’m very sorry I missed Christy Moore and Bernadette McAliskey, however the big turnout was in itself greater than satisfactory compensation.
I’m additionally blissful to report that the rumored far-right counter-protest did not materialize so the entire occasion went off peacefully. The vital factor now, as lots of the audio system on the rally careworn, is to make sure that that is simply the beginning.
Yow will discover a report on the march right here.
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