Easter 1916 James Fox Commemoration
Clár Comortha Céad Bliain
Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society held a number of events on Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 to commemorate James Fox from Drumree who was shot while taking part in the Easter Rising in 1916. James Fox’s father Pat owned the Spencer’s Arms in Drumree, now Gilsenan’s Public House, and James attended primary school in Culmullen and Dunshaughlin. In 1912 the family moved to Dublin where James joined Na Fianna and the Irish Citizens’ Army. He fought in St. Stephen’s Green under Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz and died early on Easter Tuesday when hit by gunfire from British troops. James was only sixteen years at the time of his death and is buried in Knockmark Cemetery.
Schedule of Events on Easter Sunday 27th March
10:30: Mass in memory of James Fox in Culmullen Church
11:15: Culmullen Hall: Refreshments, presentation on the life of James Fox and launch of souvenir booklet.
12:30: Naming of James Fox Bridge over M3 Motorway at Roestown
13:00: Parade from Gilsenan’s Public House to Knockmark Cemetery and laying of wreath.
Events were organized by Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society