Community Participation

At the remembrance Garden, Na Forbacha, Co. Galway

Rememberance and Commemorative Garden in na Forbacha: Official opening of the garden and the Commemoration of 1916.


Jan. 1st, 2016 – Dec. 31st, 2023

Claregalway Museum, An Ruán Mór, Baile Chláir, Co. Galway.

Claregalway MuseumClaregalway Historical  and  Cultural Society will host an exhibition for the 1916 commemorations. It will run for the full year and through to 2023 at the Claregalway Museum, Rooaunmore. There will be an exhibition on Constable Patrick Whelan who was the first person killed outside Dublin at Carnmore Cross, and Captain Tom Ruane, a native of the parish who was a prominent figure from 1916 to 1922. There will be display of memorabilia from the locality, local newspaper clippings, pictures of the times as well as local stories of what happened in the area.


January-December 2016.

Ballymoe and District, Co. Galway

Éamonn Ceannt: A Commemoration 1916 – 2016: A series of cultural and community events will take place throughout 2016, to honour the contribution of Éamonn Ceannt, signatory of the Proclamation and Ballymoe’s native son.


To be confirmed

Various venues around Loughrea, Co. Galway

“The Rising through a Lens”An East Galway Youth Theatre performance and discussions on the dramatic events that happened during the 1916 Rising. Members of the public will be invited to see vignettes of young people watching the Rising as it happens outside. The audience will witness the youths’ response to the events with the actors discussing what they understand about what  is happening and what  impact this will have on Ireland and on themselves. A personal story with the 1916 Rising as the backdrop.


Spring 2016

Kiltiernan National School, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway.

Official Opening of the ‘Garden of Reflection’ commemorating the spirit of 1916 in the words of the Proclamation of the Republic “cherishing all the children of the nation equally”.


Mar. 5th– 12 th, 2016.

Oughterard Courthouse, Main Street Oughterard, Co. Galway

Side by Side Art/Archive Exhibition and Symposium: The event aims to remember, celebrate and imagine through a new focus on existing and original visual and textual materials.

Side By Side – Kathleen FureyAn exhibition of collage and painting referencing images  and documents from public and private collections and recollections.


Mar. 8th, 2016 – 11am to 1pm

Oughterard Courthouse, Main Street Oughterard, Co. Galway.

Crosses and Badges: Practical Art and Craft Workshop facilitated by Kathleen Furey, Visual Artist.


Mar. 11th, 2016 – 10am to 1pm

Oughterard Courthouse, Main Street Oughterard, Co. Galway

Lecture: Art/Archives in the West of Ireland: Visual and textual sources and contexts of the period given by Mary Clancy, Lecturer, NUI Galway.

Artist/Historian: Illustrated talk, Kathleen Furey, Visual Artist Two additional practical art/craft workshops will be held locally during 2015/2016. One for the uachtarARTS Skills Exchange Project and another with a local community group.


Mar. 27th, 2016 at 12.45pm

Arus Uilinn, Bóthar an tSéipéil, Maigh Cuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.

Remembering 1916 and the War of Independence: Unveiling of a commemorative scroll to be permanently displayed to commemorate those who were involved in the 1916 Rising from the Maigh Cuilinn area.


Mar. 27th, 2016 at 12.30pm

Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, and at the 1966 Monument, Bishop Street, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Commemorative Plaque: Following Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, there will be an unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the newly-refurbished 1916 monument in Tuam. During the unveiling ceremony, the Proclamation will be read aloud in Irish and English by local schoolchildren, as it was at the 50th anniversary commemorations in 1966.


Mar. 28th, 2016 at 10.30am

Swangate, Athenry, Co. Galway

Athenry Commemorative Garden: An interdenominational blessing and opening of the 1916 Commemorative Garden, where Liam Mellows and his fellow Officers made plans for the Rising followed by viewing of photographs and memorabilia.


Easter Week 2016.

Meeting at 1916 Commemorative Garden, Athenry, Co. Galway

Athenry 1916 Commemorative Cycle: Cyclists will follow the route of the Volunteers during Easter week, 1916 from Athenry via Liam Mellows College to Moyode Castle and on to Limepark Castle.


Easter Sunday 2016 at 12pm.

St Mary’s Church and Memorial Garden, Mountbellew, Co. Galway

Mountbellew Remembers: Unveiling and blessing of a plaque at St. Mary’s Church Memorial Garden


Easter Week 2016.

Athenry Town, Co. Galway

Relatives and Friends of Athenry 1916: Storyboards of local  historical  interest  related  to  the 1916 Easter Rising around Athenry, will be placed at key  places.


Easter 2016

Lackagh Museum.

Launch of the 1916 The Music of the Time and Parish CD, containing music from 1916 with a night of music.


Easter Week 2016.

Limepark , Ardrahan, Co. Galway

Commemorative Plaque at Limepark, Ardrahan: A plaque will be erected at Limepark, Ardrahan to commemorate the Galway Brigade of the Irish Volunteers who under the command of Commandant Liam Mellows, disbanded at Limepark on April, 29th 1916 after taking part in the Easter Rising.


easter Sunday 2016

Killererin Community Centre, Barnaderg, Co. Galway

Launch of a Commemorative Booklet on Military History: A commemorative booklet detailing local military history on the 1916 – 1923 period relating to the Parish of Killererin.


Apr. 2nd 2016 at 4pm.

Mullaghmore, Moylough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

Mullaghmore Cattle Drive: Re-enactment of the Mullaghmore cattle drive which took place in Easter week 1916, and the unveiling of a commemorative stone plaque.


Apr. 15th, 2016 at 7.30pm.

Athenry Heritage Centre, St. Mary’s, The Square, Athenry, Co Galway

The Twelve Apostles of Athenry: The event will describe the events of 1916 Rising in Athenry with a special relevance to the men locally known as the ‘twelve apostles’.

These men were jailed for taking part in the Athenry Rising and the event will create a timeline for the audience to understanding the events at the time. The evening will also be a showcase for a local re-enactor to demonstrate the weaponry, clothes and rations for a Volunteer. The prison uniform of one of the twelve, Thomas Barrett, will also be on display. There will also be storyboard and other displays which will run until the end of June 2016.


Apr. 28th – May 2nd 2016

McCarthy’s Kilbeacanty, Gort , Co. Galway.

Kilbeacanty Living History Reclaiming Our Heritage: Remembering 1916 and the aftermath: Unveiling a commemorative stone / plaque and weekend of events including talks by local historians Sister de Lourdes Fahy and Cormac Ó Comhraí among others dance and drama to commemorate the people of the parish who were involved in 1916 and its aftermath.


Sept. 19th, 2016 – Midday to Midnight.

Based around the Town Hall

Ballinasloe – Reimagined: Experience the sights and sounds of Ballinasloe in 1915. See the daily life of the various social groups who lived and worked in the locality. Local actors will re-create the atmosphere and invite you to join them in living life 100 years ago. Search your attic or the local vintage shops to come up with your own outfit for the day. The day will feature camogie and football, puppets and a children’s corner with toys and games, street singers, musicians and dancers, a society wedding and a vintage display. Read the local newspapers, meet local celebrities like Dinny Delaney and national figures including Arthur Griffith, Douglas Hyde and Liam Mellows. Finish off the day with a rousing session of song, dance and music in Gullane’s Hotel.

Hundreds of the local men have gone to fight in Europe and another group are planning to fight at home. But life for most of the people of east Galway goes on as normal. This is a collaborative event bringing together a wide range of interests and organisations in the area.


October 16th, 2016.

Ballinderreen Community Centre, Co. Galway

Tyrone House  The 1916 link will be centered around Tyrone House. The event will celebrate and remember the 1916 period, with a themed pageant of older and younger members of the community coming together. A themed art competition in conjunction with the local primary school. Local music groups will host guest musicians to celebrate music of the time from local and surrounding areas.

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