Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dedication of Kenmare Garden of Remembrance

1916 Gardens of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony Kenmare

On Friday 13th of May a ceremony was held in the new Kenmare 1916 Garden of Remembrance. The event was an All-Female Ceremony in honour of all the women who participated during the 1916 Rising. Defence Forces provided an all-female colour party in honour of Rosalie Rice who sent the telegram from Kenmare Post Office to inform America that the Rising had started. Senator Mark Daly, Cllr. Patrick Connor-Scarteen and Cllr. Dan McCarthy co-chaired the event committee.

Stuart Dwyer, Chargee d’Affair of the U.S. Embassy and Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council were the guests of honour.

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Senator Mark Daly first developed the idea to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by planting trees, creating the 1916 Gardens of Remembrance Initiatives with the help of world renowned landscape designer Diarmuid Gavin. 7 garden design concept were created named after the 7 signatories of the proclamation. Since the launch of the project in 2015 over 200 gardens have been set up across Ireland, a figure which is increasing. The 1916 Gardens of Remembrance: Ireland and her Diaspora is an initiative to ensure an enduring physical legacy following the centenary celebration of the 1916 Rising. These gardens will also ensure public engagement on a local and global level for the Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Senator Daly is the Fianna Fail representative on the all party consultation group that is dealing with the 1916 commemorations and is the Senate Spokes person for the Irish overseas and the Diaspora.

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Tree Planting in Remembranc of 1916 on Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Senator Daly leadership in 1916 Garden of Remembrance Initiative inspired event on Capitol Hill, Washington DC praised by US Congressmen

 
The planting of an Irish Oak and garden took place on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to commemorate the 1916 Rising on Wednesday the 18th of May. The event was inspired by the 1916 Garden of Remembrance Initiative by World famous landscape designer Diarmuid Gavin and Senator Mark Daly.
 
The event on Capitol Hill is the outcome of a combined effort of Mark Daly, Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Congressman Brendan Boyle. Only 4 times in the last 100 years has permission for such an event being granted by the US Congress. Senator Daly who was in Washington for the event said “I was delighted to work with Congressman Boyle and Mulvaney to make this event a reality, it is a enormous privilege for Ireland to have this recognition of the central moment in our struggle for independence celebrated in the home of the United States Congress. 
 
Senator Mark Daly first developed the idea to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by planting trees, creating the 1916 Gardens of Remembrance Initiatives with the help of world renowned landscape designer Diarmuid Gavin. 7 garden design concept were created named after the 7 signatories of the proclamation. Since the launch of the project in 2015 over 200 gardens have been set up across Ireland, a figure which is increasing. The 1916 Gardens of Remembrance: Ireland and her Diaspora is an initiative to ensure an enduring physical legacy following the centenary celebration of the 1916 Rising. These gardens will also ensure public engagement on a local and global level for the Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Senator Daly is the Fianna Fail representative on the all party consultation group that is dealing with the 1916 commemorations and is the Senate Spokes person for the Irish overseas and the Diaspora.

Congressman Boyle wrote to Senator Daly to thank him for his leadership “I appreciate your leadership in bringing this result about. Your leadership and vision with the 1916 Gardens of Remembrance Campaign helped to inspire the tree planting on U.S Capitol grounds”.

 

 

This ceremony followed the unanimous passing of a resolution in House of Representatives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

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184,000 Votes Secure Senator Daly 3rd Term

184,000 votes secures Senator Daly 3rd Term

In his third election for the Senate Senator Mark Daly secured a massive 184,000 vote. Beating all his rivals by a large margin and receiving 40,000 votes over to quote. Record show it was one of the largest vote secured by any Party candidate in the 32 senate elections since the foundations of the state.
‘I was very humbled by the show of support by the electorate and I am very grateful for them placing their trust in me’
Senator Daly was first elected to the Senate in 2007 where as a first time candidate he beat all his party rivals including 3 incumbent party senators topping the poll. He repeated the feat in the 2011 Senate election again topping the poll.
With the support of his fellow party senators he was made the Deputy Leader of largest elected Party Group in the 32nd Senate

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