Many thanks to Chloe and Ellen who represented Mount Hanover at the Philip Clarke Commemoration, Mass and Parade in Monknewtown on Saturday March 12th.
Philip Clarke was killed in the fighting in St. Stephen’s Green 25/4/1916. A member of the Irish Citizen Army, he was a vanman, but found time to be an active member of the Gaelic League and the G.A.A., as well as to train himself as a soldier in the ranks of the I.C.A. He was 41 years of age, from Slane County Meath and left a wife and eight children. He is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Philip’s niece, Joan Dorey has connections with Mount Hanover NS. Her children are past pupils.
Eamon O Cuiv, grandson of Eamon De Valera officially opened the exhibition at Glebe House Dowth, which continues tomorrow and you’re all welcome to attend. It is a fantastic and educational experience.
Well done to the committee on organising such a great event.