Youth and Imagination

Children and Young People at the Centre

Placing children and young people at the centre of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and integrating historical exploration with a range of imaginative activities.

Project Location Date
Launch of County Wexford Schools Pack. This teaching resource will enable students both primary and secondary level to learn and understand the events of the 1916 in their own county. Co. Wexford December 2015
Children’s author Brian Gallagher will read from and discuss his book “Friend or Foe” which is set around the 1916 rising, with children from local schools. More information available from individual libraries. All library branches, Co. Wexford. 11-12 February 2016
Children’s author Sheena Wilkinson will read from and discuss her book “Name upon Name” which is set in Belfast in 1916, with children from local schools. More information available from individual libraries. All library branches, Co. Wexford. 10-11 March 2016
Author and illustrator Gerry Hunt will discuss his graphic novel “Blood upon the Rose” which tells the story of the
1916 rising, with children from local schools. More information available from individual libraries.
All library branches, Co. Wexford. 21-22 April 2016
1916 Song Project – The 1916 Song Project is a research and performance project devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert. The project features ten traditional singers from throughout the island of
Ireland who will research, compose and present a body of traditional songs based on the 1916 Easter Rising and the events surrounding it. 

the1916songproject.com

The Presentation
Centre, Nunnery Road, Enniscorthy,
Co. Wexford.
Saturday, 14 May 2016, 8:00pm
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