By Q Radio News and PA
Events are taking place around the country today to mark 100 years since 14 people were killed at Croke Park in Dublin on the original Bloody Sunday.
On this day in 1920, British forces opened fire on the crowd attending a Gaelic football match between Dublin and Tipperary at the stadium.
10 year old Jerome O'Leary from Dublin was the youngest of the 14 people murdered.
Dozens more were injured.
Earlier that Sunday morning, the IRA killed 14 people and wounded others in a series of attacks across Dublin.
1920 Tipperary Gaelic football team, one of the teams who were playing at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21
1920 Dublin Gaelic football team, one of the teams who were playing at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21
14 flames will be lit on Hill 16 in Croke Park and the Taoiseach and President will lay a wreath at a special GAA ceremony in advance of the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath.
A minute’s silence will be observed before all GAA Championship matches this weekend.
While a monologue of '14 Voices from the Bloodied Field’ will stream on the Abbey Theatre’s social media channels throughout the day.
President Michael D Higgins says the events of Bloody Sunday still shock and challenge us a hundred years later.
He says people may reflect on the day in different ways and we must respect that and be open to different perspectives.
President Higgins will lay a wreath at a special ceremony organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), marking the centenary of the events on ‘Bloody Sunday’, 21 November 1920.https://t.co/1mpsv3YIrt— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) November 20, 2020
Photo: Croke Park ceremony, 2015, by Ryan Byrne, Inpho pic.twitter.com/tdO5PenTUc
Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu will also join the commemorations.
She said it's important we remember to remember those who died.
In the run up to the commemorations, the GAA has been paying tribute to the 14 victims on social media.
James Teehan was 27. Tom Hogan just 19. Two young men - two of the GAA's people - killed along with 12 others on 21 November 1920.— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 21, 2020
100 years on we remember them.#B100dySunday - https://t.co/0YyrIyPRVq pic.twitter.com/wZXaG5zrap
Jerome O’Leary, 10, from Blessington Street, Dublin
William “Perry” Robinson, 11, from Little Britain Street, Dublin
John William “Billy” Scott, 14, from Fitzroy Avenue, Dublin
Tom Hogan, 19, a mechanic from Tankardstown, Limerick
Joseph Traynor, 20, a labourer from Ballymount, Dublin
Michael Hogan, 24, a farmer and Tipperary footballer from Grangemockler
James Teehan, 26, a publican from Tipperary
Tom Ryan, 27, a gas company worker from Glenbrien, Wexford
Jane Boyle, 29, a butcher’s shop assistant from Lennox Street, Dublin
Daniel Carroll, 30, a bar manager from Templederry, Tipperary
James Matthews, 38, a labourer from North Cumberland Street, Dublin
Michael Feery, 40, unemployed, from Gardiner Place, Dublin
James Burke, 44, originally from Tipperary, a van driver from Windy Arbour, Dublin
Patrick O’Dowd, 57, originally from Meath, a labourer from Buckingham Street, Dublin
They said their goodbyes like any other day - but this was not to be any other day for James Burke and his family. James never came home. #B100dySunday - the GAA remembers.— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 21, 2020
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He jumped on his bike and pedalled with his friends - off to Croke Park for the match! Joseph never came home.#B100dySunday - the GAA remembers.— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 21, 2020
Learn more at https://t.co/0YyrIyPRVq pic.twitter.com/4J8alQGInL