Decade of Commemorations

Mission Statement of the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme 2013-2023

The aim of the programme is to establish the most appropriate way in which to mark the centenaries within the county. The nature of the programme will be expansive, delivering a series of commemorative events, school programmes, publications, etc., but with the unique intention of creating a legacy of research and/or cultural and artistic material for future generations. The delivery of the programme should be inclusive, appropriate, and sensitive to take account of all aspects of life in Co. Kildare in the period 1913-1923.

A committee was formed, and a strategy document was designed to help direct the process, while active engagement with the public informed and gave perspective to the programme of commemorations. The strategy was formally adopted at a meeting of Kildare County Council on 23 February 2015. It is available to view here.

The programme has been undertaken in partnership with local communities, and has included seminars, publications, talks, concerts, drama, sculpture, and music. It has taken account of all aspects of life in Co. Kildare in the period from 1913-1923.

The 2022 Decade of Commemorations Plan can be found here.

6th Irish Military Seminar programme, 4-11 June 2022 can be found here.

Civil War

1916-2016 Commemorations

World War I

War of Independence

Kildare County Council 1899-1924