Speaking at the unveiling Councillor Mc Hugh said,
''I would like to commend those members of Ógra Shinn Féin who worked on the painting of this mural. Easter time for Republicans is about remembering all those men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. ''
“We are very proud to remember our friends and comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice and this weekend we as Irish Republicans will re-dedicate ourselves to that same cause for which they died, namely, the re-unification of our country. I would also urge people to attend the local graveside ceremony which takes place at 12 noon in Aghyaran graveyard and as this mural says to honour Ireland's patriot dead by wearing an Easter Lily."