News has just reached us this afternoon that Dr Kevin McNamara, our Chair and leader has sadly died today. We offer our sincerest condolences to Kevin’ wife Nora, his children and his extended family on this very sad day.
Of course, Kevin’s 40 years involvement in British politics as a Labour MP and friend of the Irish community in Britain will be well noted. But for us, Kevin was loved and admired by us all who knew him through the Liverpool Easter 1916 Commemoration Committee for the past 4 years. His drive and passion to research and properly commemorate the Liverpool women and men who fought for Irish freedom 101 years ago both inspired us and drove us forward despite the many obsticles set before us. Kevin’s diligence, skills and presense ensured that during the centenary year of the Easter Rising the ‘Liverpool story’ would be heard and rightly recognised.
June 2017 saw the unveiling of the Liverpool Easter Rising Memorial. We’re so glad that Kevin saw that day and his contribution that day portrayed a man still very much in love with Ireland and his place being firmly set amongst its people. The Memorial will be a lasting testament to his work on Liverpool and the Easter Rising, and we are all so glad to have known him and will be forever thankful to him. As soon as we have anymore information on Kevin, we’ll post it to this page.
Ar dheas Dé go raibh a anam.
Neil Doolin. Secretary.