Next Thursday March 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the Selton Hill Ambush. This was one of the most significant events in the War of Independence in Leitrim and resulted in the largest loss of life on the IRA side in Leitrim during the war. The monument at Selton has been repaired and upgraded with the support of Leitrim County Council and all those who carried out the onsite works.
The Selton Hill Centenary Committee with the support of Leitrim County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Committee have organised a number of events to mark this anniversary. Due to COVID-19 restrictions events will be pre-recorded or streamed and available to view at this website.
On Thursday March 11th Fr Liam Kelly will celebrate mass from St Mary’s Church Aughnasheelin at 8:00 pm. Streaming will begin at 7:50 pm.
The launch of a recently published book on the events surrounding the Selton Hill Ambush by local historian Padraig Leydon will also be streamed via the website on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.
On Sunday evening March the 14th a Centenary Production will be streamed on the website at 7:00 pm.
Commemoration events for the Centenary Production will include a wreath laying ceremony along with the raising of the flag. Historians will also provide detail and perspective on the events of 100 years ago. Other lectures and resources will be made available on this website.