The Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary Launch
Thursday 11th June 2015
As a result of a number of meetings between grandchildren of the late Cllr Richard O’Carroll and members of the Labour Party, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, Minister of State for New Communities, Culture, Equality and the National Drugs will launch the Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary in honour of Trade Unionist and Revolutionary Socialist Cllr Richard O’Carroll TC who died for his country on 5th May 1916.
Cllr O’Carroll was one of the founding fathers of the Labour Party in Clonmel, 1912 and was the only elected representative to be killed during the Rising. He also served on the National Executive of the PUC and Labour Party and was a member of the Parliamentary Committee.
The Bursary goes towards recognising the work O’Carroll did with the Labour Party, The Ancient Guild of Brick & Stonelayers Trade Union and most importantly for his contribution to the Freedom of Ireland.
During his life he promoted the value of education which is why the Labour Party seeks to remember him by launching this bursary. O’Carroll’s epitaph reads “he loved his country and he served his class”.
Guest speakers include Dick O’Carroll, Grandson of Richard O’Carroll and Padraig Yeates, Historian and Author at the Labour Party 1916 Bursary Launch this Saturday 13th June at 4pm at the Tom Johnson Summer School 2015 at Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny.
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