On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historical event to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Ashbourne in 1916 was organised at Corduff National School in Lusk, Co. Dublin, by Principal Ms. Anna McKeown.
Kerrryman Tomas Ashe taught at the school during the years prior to the 1916 Rising, and the event was attended by his niece Ms Eileen Quinn and by ten sons of those who also fought in the Battle who were recorded for the Irish Life and Lore 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Also there to play for the attendance were members of the Black Raven Pipe Band, originally formed by Tomas Ashe. Copies of the recordings compiled with the descendants of those who fought at Ashbourne in 1916 and a copy of a letter written in prison by Tomas Ashe to his father in Lispole in December 1916, nine months prior to his death following his hunger strike at Mountjoy Jail, were presented to the school by the O'Keeffes.
Left-right: Colm Quinn, Anna McKeown, Eileen Quinn, Maurice O'Keeffe