The Casement Memorial Service, 1965

The Casement Memorial Service, 1965

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Details

Location

Ballycastle

Year

1965

Date

Production 01/08/1965

Length

26sec

Audio

mute

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

The annual memorial service for Roger Casement takes place at Murlough Bay near Ballycastle. It was Casement's request that he be buried at this location but following his execution for treason, the British government refused and when Casement’s remains were finally repatriated in 1965, he was buried in the Republican plot in Glasnevin Cemetery. Soil from Murlough Bay was placed in his grave. This annual commemoration still takes place.

Notes

Roger Casement (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916), known as Sir Roger Casement CMG between 1911 and 1916, was a diplomat and Irish nationalist. He worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat and later became a humanitarian activist, poet and Easter Rising leader. He was executed in Pentonville Prison in 1916 after organising a shipment of German arms to Ireland at the time of the Easter Rising. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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