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DEDICATION OF THE IRISH MEMORIAL SEPT. 6. 2008

History was Made at The Dedication of the SOUTH CAROLINA IRISH MEMORIAL held on Saturday Sept. 6th at Riverfront Park in Columbia, SC. A special mass was celebrated Saturday morning at St. Peter's Church, followed by a wreath laying ceremony in the church grave site honoring the Irish buried there. At 11am the unveiling of the memorial itself was held. Afterwards, guests enjoyed music from Corner House and the Rince Na h'Eireann Step Dancers. The Keynote Speaker at the dedication was Consul General of Ireland, Niall Burgess.

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History was Made at The Dedication of the SOUTH CAROLINA IRISH MEMORIAL held on Saturday Sept. 6th at Riverfront Park in Columbia, SC. A special mass was celebrated Saturday morning at St. Peter's Church, followed by a wreath laying ceremony in the church grave site honoring the Irish buried there. At 11am the unveiling of the memorial itself was held. Afterwards, guests enjoyed music from Corner House and the Rince Na h'Eireann Step Dancers. The Keynote Speaker at the dedication was Consul General of Ireland, Niall Burgess.

 

Consul General of Ireland, Niall Burgess

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(L-R) AOH St. Columba (Columbia) President Jim Lawracy with Consul General Niall Burgess, AOH National President Seamus Boyle and AOH National Vice-President Brendan Moore. Onlookers view the South Carolina Irish Memorial.

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AOH Columbia President Jim Lawracy addresses the crowd. Graveside Ceremony and Wreath Laying at St. Peter's Church.
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The South Carolina Irish Memorial Dedication. Rince Na h'Eireann Step Dancers at Riverfront Park.

 

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