Clár Comórtha Céad Bliain Fhine Gall 2016
Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme
The Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme has been devised in response to ideas and suggestions arising from public consultation meetings in 2015 that were attended by relatives of those involved from Fingal in the 1916 Rising, members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society, historical societies, community groups, artists and the wider public.
The aims to deliver a diverse and rich range of events to honour the legacy of the men and women in Fingal who contributed to the fight for Irish Freedom during Easter Week 1916. Piecing the story together and presenting it through a variety of media and from differing perspectives will allow us to secure its place in the memory of future generations, and will allow our diverse community today to engage meaningfully with the complex events of this period.
Key elements of the Programme include:
- Flagship Event - Fingal 1916 Centenary Commemorative Day on 24 April 2016 (the date of the 100th Anniversary of Easter Sunday 1916)
- Wreath Laying Ceremony in Ashbourne on 28 March 2016 (Easter Monday)
- Lecture Series / Workshops / Living History Sessions
- Arts & Cultural Centres will play host to theatre production, lectures, Film screening and music events
Some elements of the programme already underway or carried out:
- Public Information Sessions
- Fingal Memorabilia Days in Malahide and Blanchardstown
- Launch of the with “Revolution in Context” Seminar
- Fingal 1916 Public Arts Commission
- The Fingal 1916 Story included in the Easter Digest Commemorative Edition
A talk took place on the 5th March it was the third in a day long series of lectures as part of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme lecture series. In the early twentieth century thousands - if not tens of thousands - of Irishwomen participated in the Irish nationalist, labour and cultural movements of the day. However, much of their work and activities were subsequently forgotten or overlooked in the historical record. History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, held a lively round table discussion listen to it here.