Commemorative Mass and Wreath Laying in honour of Seamus Lawless & Sean Gibbons

On Sunday September 20th Mass was celebrated by Father McNamara in honour of the Lawless and Gibbons families and those who suffered during the Sack of Balbriggan. Mary English granddaughter of Seamus Lawless brought a wreath, which was presented by the Society, to the alter and May McKeon and Fr McNamara spoke about the tragic events of the Sack of Balbriggan.

Following Mass Brian Howley, Chairman of Balbriggan and District Historical Society laid a wreath at the Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Plaque on Bridge Street. We would like to thank the colour party from the Balbriggan 34th and 161st scouts and bugler Martin McEvoy for joining us to honour the occasion.

All the members of the Society Committee: May McKeon, Kilian Harford, Caitriona Chuinneagáin, Anne Collins, Brian Kavanagh, Bernie Kelly, Íde Ní Liathain, Denise Richardson and Jim Walsh were in attendance as well as Councillors Gráinne Maguire and Tony Murphy and members of the Lawless family.

After the ceremony at the plaque they continued to Balscaddan Cemetery and laid a wreath at the grave of Seamus Lawless and Sean Gibbons.