March to mark 50th anniversary of Civil Rights movement

January 7, 2019

A series of special commemorative events will be held in Newry this weekend to mark the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

Organised by Newry Civil Rights Commemoration committee, everyone interested in expressing their solidarity with the ideology of the Civil Rights movement is invited to join them for their special commemorative talk, march and dinner events.

Tom Keane of the People’s Democracy will deliver a talk on the Civil Rights March in Lislea Community Centre on Friday 11th January at 8pm – exactly 50 years to the day after the original event. Political journalist Eamonn Mallie will chair the presentation, which will include a question and answer session. 

On Sunday January 13th, a commemorative march to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in Newry will take place, following the route of the original march in the city five decades earlier. The public community parade will get underway at 12 noon, the event will be followed by a 3-course commemorative dinner at 3pm in the Canal Court Hotel, which will feature a panel of guest speakers and live entertainment. 

Tickets for the commemoration dinner cost £25 and can be booked via the Newry Civil Rights Commemoration Facebook page; Tel: 07454005673 or from the Canal Court Hotel.

Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the commemorative events.