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Decade of Commemorations

County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme 2013-2023

The programme delivered a series of commemorative events, school programmes, publications, and artistic works with the intention of creating a legacy of research, cultural and artistic material for future generations. The delivery of the programme was inclusive, appropriate, and sensitive, taking account of all aspects of life in Co. Kildare in the period 1913-1923. A strategy was formally adopted by Kildare County Council on 23 February 2015. It is available to view here. The programme was undertaken in partnership with local communities, and included seminars, publications, talks, concerts, drama, sculpture, and music,  while active engagement with the public informed and gave perspective to the programme of commemorations.

Legacy projects of the programme 2024

8th Irish Military Seminar, 10-11 May

The programme is avilable here.

Annual John Devoy commemoration

Details tbc.

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations – Bullet Points: Who, What, How We Commemorate

13 April - 25 May 2024 exhibition, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Following a Decade of Commemorations in Co. Kildare, it is pertinent to examine how we commemorate; how we connect to events in our past; and what value there is in representation and re-enactment. The exhibition brochure is available here.

Civil War

1916-2016 Commemorations

World War I

War of Independence

Kildare County Council 1899-1924