Sunday, 6 October 2013

. Ivy Day October 6 is the anniversary of the death of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891), Irish statesman. Ivy Day
Ivy Day (IrishLá an Eidhneáin) was formerly observed on October 6 in Ireland, in memory of the prominent nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell (June 27, 1846 – October 6, 1891). James Joyce's short story, "Ivy Day in the Committee Room", features several Irish politicians who fail to live up to Parnell's memory. A small ceremony still takes place at Parnell's graveside in Glasnevin Cemetery on the Sunday nearest 6 October. It is attended by a small number of devotees of Parnell and a brief oration is delivered in his honour (at midday. The day to read from Dubliners....

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