Skerries Remembers 1916 Programme of Events for Commemoration of the 1916 RISING

posted 20 Apr 2016, 01:13 by Skerries Harps

Friday 22nd April, 8.00pm: Skerries Harps Clubhouse; Skerries Remembers 1916 proudly presents a drama Nurse by The Centenary Players A dramatic retelling of the story of the aftermath of the RisingContact for tickets (€10 each); 087 253 8889

Saturday 23rd April, 10.30am - Skerries Harps Clubhouse;

 Ceremonial Opening / Reading of the Proclamation by local children

 Singing of the National Anthem by Ms. Claire O’Brien/Raising of Tricolour

 Opening of Memorabilia Exhibition by Club Chairman, Niall Murphy

 Exhibition of Hurling (11.00) & Camogie (2.30) games to be played by juvenile teams wearing Skerries’ Harps period jerseys


1:00pm: Special Screening of ‘A Terrible Beauty’, the award - winning 90 – minute feature docudrama, supported by Fingal County Council

3.00pm: Tree planting in honour of Thomas Hand, Jack McGowan, Terry Sherlock

4.00pm to 7.00pm: Series of talks by Sean O’Gorman, Gerard Shannon, Frank Wherity. Relatives of those directly involved in the Rising will be in attendance

8.00pm: Ballad Session, with Pat McCarthy & Friends


Sunday 24rd April, 10.30am: Parade from Skerries Harps with Mayor of Fingal, Cllr David O’Connor.

Talks at each location by Andy Geraghty & Sean O’Gorman

 Terry Sherlock Memorial, Sherlock Park

 Hand, McGowan, Sherlock monument at Holmpatrick Graveyard

 Wreath laying at monument in honour of all those who fought for Irish independence

 South Strand, where Murial MacDonagh lost her life

 Harry Boland plaque, at site of former Grand Hotel

 Band Room, where more than 200 joined Irish Volunteers 

Return to Clubhouse. Memorabilia Exhibition re-commences

11.00am: Championship Hurling Match

3.30pm: Juvenile teams and families participate in Fingal County Council Parade in Swords

4.00pm: Division 1 Football League final on big screens in Harps Clubhouse

7.30pm: until late Traditional music & dancing, including Coffey & Dowling School of Dancing and Inis Rua, with participation by young musicians & dancers from Skerries and surrounding areas.

The Skerries Remembers 1916 Committee invites all relatives of participants in the 1916 Rising to become involved in the arranging of the Commemoration events of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April.

All suggestions and ideas to assist with the Commemoration are very welcome and it would be appreciated if family members could advise the Committee of some details of the memorabilia which they will display by Wednesday 20th April. Please call Hugh 087 253 8889 or John 086 211 9290