In Limerick over 3,000 people took part in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
Following mass celebrated at Sarsfield Barracks a parade led by the colour party under Captain Sean Nicholson and Captain Arthur O'Riordan marched to Sarsfield Bridge. Taking part in the parade were members of the Old IRA, the FCA and the Civil Defence.
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Minster for Industry and Commerce and the Mayor of Limerick Frank Leddin were on the reviewing stand. At the Limerick 1916 Memorial on the bridge the proclamation was read by Nicholas O'Neill. The Irish flag was raised and then lowered by Captain Norman Leckey assisted by P O'Doherty. 22 wreaths were placed at the base of the monument - the final one by Dr. Hillery.