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100 years Commemoration

100 years Commemoration


Posted on Feb 28, 2019

 Commemorating 100 years of the Dáil and Women’s Right to Vote The Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Eamonn Aylward, led a commemoration of the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Eireann on January 21st 1919 at County Hall on Monday January 21st. Cllr. Mary Hilda Cavanagh also spoke about the commemoration of women achieving a vote in the 1918 general election. The Flag Party, of the 3rd Infantry Battalion...

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1916 Historical Theatre

1916 Historical Theatre


Posted on Mar 9, 2016

2016 is calling! This Spring Kilkenny is giving over it’s streets and some of it’s much loved historical buildings to a brand new and exciting piece of historically inspired, site specific theatre. The public of Kilkenny are invited on a journey through the streets of our beautiful city, from the Parade to the Court House, through doorways and slip ways, tracing the steps of Thomas MacDonagh and exploring the stories that are...

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The Kilkenny 1916-2016 Centenary Programme was formally launched on 11th December 2015, in Rothe House Kilkenny, by Minister Ann Phelan.  Kilkenny County Council has taken a pro-active role in embracing the Community strand of the Seven Strand National Programme for Ireland 2016, with the appointment of a cross party Commemoration Committee.  Community participation is at the forefront of Kilkenny’s ambitions for 2016.  Events across...

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Dublin Rising 1916-2016

Dublin Rising 1916-2016


Posted on Jan 21, 2016

Dublin Rising 1916-2016 is a site built by Google in partnership with Ireland 2016, the State Centenary Programme to remember 1916, to reflect on the Republic 100 years on, and to re-imagine our future.  The aim is to enable anyone, anywhere to participate in the 1916 Centenary, through online access to historical and cultural resource material.  On this virtual tour, you can explore locations around Dublin city and discover the...

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Heritage Week 22nd – 30th August

Heritage Week 22nd – 30th August


Posted on Aug 6, 2015

Heritage Week 22nd – 30th August 2015 The theme of this year’s Heritage Week which runs from Saturday 22nd – Sun 30th August is “Ireland’s Industrial and Design Heritage”. Local heritage groups have compiled a diverse range of talks and exhibitions throughout the county; Kilkenny’s military heritage is very well represented in the programme, and includes guided walks, and talks about the contribution that Kilkenny men and...

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