This Saturday marks 100 years since the killings in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. We have a schedule of commemorative events running over the coming days that we hope you will engage with.
B100dy Sunday – A Candle at Dusk
As we cannot gather to commemorate the lives lost on Bloody Sunday, we are calling on the GAA Community to do so from afar. We are asking all our Units, members, and supporters to light a candle at dusk this Saturday evening, 21 November. Attached to this mail is a video explaining this small but poignant request. We would ask you to share the video on social media, with your wider Club membership lists, and through your own direct messaging channels.
You can also tag your commemorative moments and actions in the coming days with #B100dySunday.
Croke Park Commemoration
On Saturday evening the GAA will stage a special remembrance ceremony to honour the 14 victims killed at Croke Park by Crown Forces on Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920. They will be remembered in a ceremony that will coincide with the lighting of 14 flames in a dedicated area of Hill 16 and a corresponding pillar of light dedicated to each of those who died.
Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and Uachtarán CLG John Horan will lay wreaths on the spot where Tipperary corner back Michael Hogan was fatally shot that day, an area of the field in front of Gate 43 at the northern end of the stadium. They will be joined by Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire will perform live his specially commissioned piece of music, More Than A Game.
The ceremony will be broadcast live by RTÉ from 6pm, ahead of the Leinster GAA Football Final. A commemorative programme can be purchased here.
14 Voices from the Bloodied Field
To commemorate the centenary of Bloody Sunday, we have partnered with the Abbey Theatre on 14 Voices from the Bloodied Field. 14 Voices is a series of 14 new theatrical works, one for each of the victims, that will be performed live from Croke Park on Friday 20th November at 7pm. It will be streamed live on the Abbey Theatre and GAA social channels. See https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/…/14-voices-from-the…/ for more.