The annual Seán Moylan Commemoration takes place this Sunday in Kiskeam, with Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD giving the oration.

Moylan was a Commandant during the War of Independence and was later elected as a Fianna Fáil TD before serving as Minister for Lands, Minster for Education and Minister for Agriculture before his death in 1957.

Local Fianna Fáil TD and Vice-Chairman of the commemoration committee, Michael Moynihan said it is important to honour the memory of such a great patriarch.

“Seán Moylan was an Irish patriot and republican who displayed his love for Ireland in many forms. He was a member of the Gaelic League and the GAA, while he also joined the Irish Volunteers before rising to Commanding Officer of the 2nd Cork Brigade during the War of Independence.

“Seán also fought during the Civil War before becoming a Fianna Fáil TD for Cork north in 1932. He served as a Minister three times and as Minister for Education he effected great change in the Irish education system at that time. Unfortunately Seán passed away suddenly in 1957 while he was Minister for Agriculture and his loss was felt deeply in North Cork as well as in political circles.

“Seán can rightly be regarded as a strong and vibrant statesman that served his country with huge distinction throughout his life.”

The annual Seán Moylan commemoration will be preceded by mass at Kiskeam Church this Sunday November 11 at 12pm, a colour party to the nearby cemetery will be provided by the Fianna Fáil Seán Moylan Cumann. Billy Kelleher TD will then give the graveside oration.