Sunday, 30 June 2013

Wolfe Tone commemoration 2013.


The 32csm Annual Wolfe Tone commemoration will take place next Sunday 7th July from Sallins Village, Co.Kildare and march to the graveside of Wolfe Tone in Bodenstown cemetery.

All welcome to attend

Wolfe Tone

In the shadows rose the gallows,
his execution date drew near.-
Wolfe Tone, denied a soldiers ‘death,
could not hold life that dear.

He took a blade to his own throat
and cut a swathe of red.
It’s said he lingered but a week
then brave Wolfe Tone was dead..

He was the father of desire
for an Ireland brave and free.
Desire famine could not kill
nor emigration flee.

He choose the manner of his death.
He did not die a slave.
It put his life in context-
His words transcend the grave

Each year on the day he died
as long as Wolfe’s lived there
They lay a spray of roses
on his graveside in Kildare..

Theobald Wolfe Tone who committed suicide in Prison following the rebellion of 1798, is considered the Father of Irish Republicanism

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