Mr O' Connell was joined by members of the local Gleeson cumann beside the roadside monument to the republican staff captain who died in the 1930's. William 'Barney' Cosgrave was with Jim Parle, John Creane and Patrick Hogan when they were captured by the free state army at the residence of Major John Larkin in 1923. Cosgrave made a daring escape. His three comrades were later executed in Wexford Gaol on the 13th of March.
Veteran Wexford republican Mick O' Leary laid a wreath on the monument and an oration was given by Mr O' Connell.