Ceremonies to commemorate the centenary of the Fenian Rising are held in Dublin and Kildare.
At the Devoy Memorial in County Kildare, Frank Robbins addresses a crowd as Dan Breen lays a wreath. The footage includes brief shots of Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave. Also pictured is Sean Fitzpatrick unveiling a plaque at the Tallaght ceremony.
The plaque reads
The bold Fenian men who fought the Battle of Tallaght, March 1867.
Three of them gave their lives in the heroic struggle.
The Fenian Rising of 1867 was a rebellion against British rule in Ireland and was organised by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), also known as The Fenians. This struggle culminated in a night of revolt throughout Ireland on the 5 March 1867. However, the rebellion was poorly planned and many of the leaders were arrested by the British.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 March 1967. This video is mute.