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Eadestown native reads Proclamation outside GPO as part of the 107th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising

Captain Austin Doyle, a native of Eadestown, Co.Kildare, had the honour of being chosen to read the Irish Proclamation during the 107th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising this Sunday 9th April, outside of the General Post Office on Dublin's O'Connell's Street. During the commemoration Captain Doyle marched forward from under the famous arches of the GPO to read the proclamation to the waiting crowd. Following Captain Doyle's reading, President Michael D Higgins laid a wreath in honour of all those who have died.

Captain Austin Doyle is available for interview. Please contact Captain Kevin Kenny / Lieutenant Eoin Clancy (Mob 087 6738395) if you are interested.



Captain Austin Doyle joined the Defence Forces in 2016 and was commissioned in 2018. He was born and is still living in Eadestown, Co.Kildare with his wife Louisa and two year old son Conn. He has played rugby for Naas RFC and coached rugby for the IRFU as a club community rugby officer around the Naas and West Wicklow area. He also played Football with Eadestown GAA. Captain Doyle is from a farming background and has kept bees, chickens and pigs. He is currently employed in the Internal Communications Office in the Public Relations Branch of Defence Forces Headquarters. He served overseas as a trainer in the European Training Mission to Mali in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree for Business Studies (TU Dublin) and is currently undertaking a Masters in Political Communications (DCU)  


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