Kenny set for Ballinalee event

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in Longford in just over a week’s time to unveil a statue in honour of War of Independence icon and statesman Sean MacEoin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in Longford in just over a week’s time to unveil a statue in honour of War of Independence icon and statesman Sean MacEoin.

The Fine Gael leader is scheduled to arrive in Ballinalee on Sunday June 16 to put the finishing touches to a four day event that locals from the vaillage and surrounding areas have been busily preparing for in recent weeks.

It all gets underway on Thursday June 13 with the launch of an exhibition, followed by a blacksmith demonstration at MacEoin’s Forge along with a re-enactment of a battle between IRA and Crown Forces.

Equally, organisers have lined up a lecture detailing MacEoin’s life, the contents of which will be delivered by county historian Martin Morris.