Proud day for Clonmany Civil
Donegal Civil Defence member Paidin Doherty joined
colleagues to participate in the major State
ceremony on O'Connell Street to commemorate 1916
Paidin from Clonmany who has 27 years service to the
voluntary organisation joined Ian Gallagher from
Laghey (five years' service) and Donal Bonner from
Stranorlar (two years' service) to represent the
Donegal Civil Defence at the prestigious ceremony.
Donegal Civil Defence representatives
pictured at Arbour Hill, Dublin, prior to the Easter
1916 Commemoration Parade. From left, Donal Bonner,
Paidin Doherty and Ian Gallagher.
The volunteers had
taken part in foot drill training, one day a week
every fortnight at McKee Barracks since last
November in preparation for the event.
The Irish Civil Defence is a volunteer-led
organisation which supports the front line emergency
Meanwhile, locally on Monday, March 28, the Donegal
Civil Defence participated in the Carndonagh Cross
Community Easter Parade.
Sixteen Civil Defence volunteers led the parade and
took part in the official ceremonies which included
a wreath-laying ceremony and the reading of the
Proclamation to commemorate the centenary.