Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr representatives at the graveside of Seamus Costello above and in the Streets of Dublin below outside the GPO.
Paying tribute at the grave of Seamus Costello great Irish Republican Socialist leader as part of our celebrations of 100 Anniversary of the Easter Rising with comrades of Irish Republican Socialist Party and Eirigi.
"Of all the politicians and political people with whom I have had conversations, , and who called themselves followers of Connolly, he was the only one who truly understood what James Connolly meant when he spoke of his vision of the freedom of the Irish people”
— Nora Connolly O'Brien on Seamus Costello
Speech read by Simon Peter Mckernan on behalf of Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr at the grave of Seamus Costello
"2016 represents an enormous opportunity to make a new future for ourselves and our children. To cast off the shackles of Westminster, and the hated British establishment, that benefits none but themselves!
To create a new country out of the ashes of the failed, morally bankrupt state,that is Britain! To create a new land, Ireland and with the opportunity to include Wales and Scotland along with Scandinavia!
Drawing on our shared experiences, developing a strong economy with a truly socialist government, of the people, for the people, by the people,indivisible in purpose.
To secure by hand and brain the full fruits of our people's talents, and labour! Strong enough to stand alone, but willing to perform a leading role in international affairs, to be a haven for those seeking freedom and opportunity!
To escape from poverty, injustice and racism in all its forms and never again to be ruled by the hated despised detested reviled and repudiated British State !
To cast off all their corruption and make a truly equal state, where the people have true rights and freedoms and responsibilities! All enshrined in law and a constitution to which all can refer regardless of means!
Where every man and woman shall be treated equally, irrespective of religion, race or creed under the protection of a united flag, universally recognised as a place of true freedom!
For only then will we be able to look our heroes in the eye and say we achieved what you worked so hard for and ultimately died for!
We do it for them and ourselves and our children!