Limerick City and County Council invites participation from local groups, organisations and individuals to be part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

  • Ireland 2016 Centenary

Limerick City and County Council will host a series of open meetings starting next  Monday, 11th May 2015 for anyone interested in participating in the development and delivery of Limerick's local programme, as part of Ireland 2016.

 

Play Your Role In Making History!

The public meetings will take place from 8pm to 10pm in:

  • Newcastle West Library –  Monday, 11th May 2015
  • The Granary Library –  Tuesday, 12th May 2015
  • Kilmallock Library –  Monday, 18th May 2015
  • Rathkeale Library – Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Ireland 2016 is a year-long programme of activity, in which everyone is invited to participate, to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements as a democratic state over the last 100 years and to look towards Ireland’s future. 

The national programme, which was announced by the government on 31st March, includes seven strands; State Ceremonial; Historical Reflection; An Teanga Bheo/The Living Language; Youth and Imagination; Cultural Expression; Community Participation; Global and Diaspora. 

The Community Participation strand is being led by local authorities across the country and Limerick City and County Council has appointed Damien Brady, who will be responsible for coordinating the local programme.

Whether you are a member of a local historical society, sports club, amateur drama club or community group, or even if this is something that is purely a personal interest, this is an opportunity to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark Ireland 2016.

Following a short presentation on the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, participants will be invited to partake in a facilitated session to share ideas, projects and initiatives of local interest. 

Details of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme are available at www.ireland.ie. Follow Ireland 2016 on Facebook and Twitter: #ireland2016 #eire2016

For further information on the Limerick Ireland 2016 Programme, contact: Damien Brady, ireland2016@limerick.ie, 061-556526

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