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Béal na Bláth Centenary Commemoration – Important Notice

The centenary commemoration of the death of General Michael Collins will take place at the monument in Béal na Bláth on Sunday, 21st August 2022.

There will be two orations this year, which will be given by Taoiseach Mícheál Martin T.D. and Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar T.D.

The commemoration will be broadcast live on the RTÉ News channel.

Please note: It is anticipated that large crowds will attend this year’s commemoration event. As a result, and for your health and safety, a traffic management plan will be activated on the day, in co-operation with An Garda Síochána.

A temporary road closure will be in operation on the day. There will be strictly no vehicular access and no parking at the monument, or on any of the approach roads to the monument.

Those attending will be required to park in a designated parking area and walk to the monument, a distance of 900m approx.

No seating will be provided.

We advise you to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water.

The ceremony will commence at 3pm.

Parking Arrangements:

A Park and Ride facility will be in operation on the day for those travelling from the North and East of the country, via the N22.

The Park and Ride will operate from Crookstown village, in the field opposite the Post Office. Gardaí and Stewards and will be there to direct cars and control parking. It will be well signposted.

Cars from the South and West and those travelling through Macroom, should arrive via Kilmurray and will be directed to parking pitches. Please follow all event signage.

As parking is limited, we strongly encourage car pooling.

All cars must be parked by 1:30pm.

We ask you to please adhere to all advice and instruction of Gardaí and stewards, and to follow all signage.

We appreciate your co-operation on the day, to ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the commemoration.