Welcome to the 1916 Centenary website for Co. Kildare
Seminar @ NUI Maynooth September 17 2016
A seminar in conjunction with Maynooth University and the Centre for the Study of Irish Historic Houses and Estates with lectures on John Devoy, John Joseph Byron, William Francis Roantree, Teresa Brayton and John Kenny.
Events / Imeachtaí
Ongoing projects to mark the 1916 Centenary
Discover Co. Kildare’s involvement in the events of 1916
Kildare Decade of Commemorations’ YouTube channel has a selection of short videos capturing various events that have taken place throughout the county to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Featured videos include events that took place in Athy, Leixlip, Maynooth, Monasterevin, Naas, Newbridge, and Two Mile House.
At the end of the year a video capturing the variety of events which took place during 2016 will be released on the channel.
Check out our channel: Kildare Decade of Commemorations – Youtube.com
Discovered while clearing out an attic by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan, in 2010, the Ó Modhráin family’s documents and personal effects are a collection of historical items that give a unique insight into Irish nationalism at a local level.
Éamonn Ó Modhráin (1881-1954) was a prominent nationalist and republican in Kildare during the early years of the 20th century. He was active in the Gaelic League, was arrested and imprisoned in 1916 and prominent in the War of Independence and Civil War.
The exhibition will travel around the library network until the end of 2016.
Every county has story. From #Kildare, a community remembering a forgotten hero #rte1916Posted by RTÉ on Monday, March 21, 2016