Kildare Library and Arts Service is delighted to announce that Jane Rigby from St. Mary's College, Naas was selected as the Kildare County Winner of the A Poem for Ireland - 1916 Poetry Competition organised by Libraries Development at the Local Government Management Agency (L.G.M.A.). Jane's poem, 'An Tríú Lá de Mhí Bealtaine, 1916' [...]
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The 2016 Maynooth 10k will take place on Sunday, 24th April, the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rebellion. The Maynooth Education Campus Parent Teacher Association invite past and present pupils, their families and the general public to celebrate this historic anniversary and the advancements in education over the last 100 years by taking part [...]
New video added to our YouTube channel - To celebrate the 1916 Rising, Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, CCÉ Leixlip produced a new show called ‘Memories of 1916’ featuring up to 40 musicians, dancers and singers. The show brought the memories of the Easter Rising to audiences through the medium of Irish traditional music, song [...]
The 14th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference will take place on 9-10 May 2016 at Maynooth University. The theme of the conference is The Country House and Landed Estate in Time of Revolution and the conference will also include the launch of the CSHIHE and Maynooth University Library exhibition '1916 and the Irish [...]
Unveiling of commemorative plaque for Tom Harris, 1916 veteran, in Prosperous on 13 April 2016. After a mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Kemmy a commemorative plaque to honour Tom Harris, 1916 veteran, was unveiled at No. 8 Prosperous by Eamon O’Cuiv, T.D. The event was followed by a reception in Larry’s Bar. Amhrán na [...]
1916 - Dance in Education Project 'Dancing the Children of the Rising' With the support of Kildare County Council, the sixth class students of Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh have created an original contemporary dance performance based on the book ‘Children of the Rising' (Joe Duffy). The students have been working with dance artist Cathy O'Kennedy [...]
Angels of Sixteen. A song written to commemorate and honour the forty children who died during the 1916 rising. This song was written and composed by Kildare singer/songwriter, Mick Dunne and primary school teacher Mary McDowell. The children and teachers of Staplestown National School in Co. Kildare collaborated with Mick Dunne to produce this [...]
Remembering 1916: audio recordings from the National Folklore Collection, UCD Memories of local and national historical events comprise an important element of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. A series of interviews made with Dublin people in 1979-80 contain vivid contemporary accounts of the 1916 Easter Rising and of the events leading to [...]
A Terrible Beauty - Exposed! The Trial of General Sir John Maxwell and Padraig Pearse Thursday 7 April and Friday 8 April. Be sure to book early. Free performances of a new One Act play written by Mario Corrigan and directed by Lianne O'Shea: The play will be performed free to a selection of [...]
We have created a channel on YouTube for Kildare Decade of Commemorations where you can watch short videos highlighting a selection of the events which took place throughout the county. At the end of the year we will add a compilation of these and other events which took place in Co. Kildare during 2016 [...]