Cultural Expression

Reflect on our past, our present and our future

Working with our creative community, our National Cultural Institutions and other arts organisations, to reflect on our past, our present and our future, with a focus on 1916.

Project Location Date
Reading the Rising – Historical workshops looking at the literature of 1916 by Ciara L. Murphy, NUIG. Wexford and Enniscorthy Libraries, Co. Wexford. 26 August, 17 October, 7 & 28 November 2015
‘Easter 1916: An examination of its literature’ by Marie Duffin, MA. Gorey and Enniscorthy Libraries, Co. Wexford. 6 & 20 October, 3 & 17 November 2015
Cherish the Children: A New Year’s Day choral concert involving choirs from all over the county and including the debut of a commissioned 1916 choral piece. St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

CDs available.

Friday, 1 January 2016
Reimagining Ireland – 1916 Commemorative Creative Writing Workshops with Dr Derek Coyle, Carlow College. Bunclody Library, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. Saturday 27 February & Saturday 12 March 2016, 2:30pm
Publication of a Commemorative Poem by Wexford poet, Anthony Cronin. The commissioned poem will be published in March 2016 and read in public during the ceremonies on Easter Monday, 28th March. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Commemorative Concert comprising music and readings by Gorey Choral Group and guests under musical director Eithne Corrigan. Gorey Library, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Saturday, 12 March 2016, 3:00pm
Macalla 1916 – A new suite of music composed by Michael Rooney, presented and performed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. National Opera House, Wexford. Easter Monday, 28 March 2016, 8:00pm
Award winning production of Madame de Markievicz on Trial in association with New Theatre Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford, Co. Wexford. Weds., 30 March 2016, 8:00pm
‘Molly’s Diary: The Easter Rising 1916’ – Discussion with children’s author Patricia Murphy. Contact your local library for details. All libraries, Co. Wexford. 5 & 6 April, 2016
Ceilí and Set Dancing afternoon held by Oylegate ICA. Oylegate Community Centre, Oylegate, Co. Wexford. Sunday, 24 April 2016, 3:00pm
1916 oral history recordings of descendants of the Volunteers and Cumann na mBan will be presented to interviewees. The recordings will be available to podcast from ww.enniscorthy1916.
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Enniscorthy Library, Enniscorthy Co. Wexford.
CD’s available.
Thursday, 28 April 2016, 7:00pm
Debut of A Night on the Hill, the new play by Paul O’Reilly set in Enniscorthy in the aftermath of the Rising. The Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 5 – 8 May 2016, 8:00pm
Blood on the Rose – A recitation of 1916-inspired poems and songs in English and Irish from Everlasting Voices. Enniscorthy Library, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Thursday, 12 May 2016, 7:00pm
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. The Athenaeum, Enniscorthy,
Co. Wexford. 1916 Song Project
Saturday, 14 May 2016, 8:00pm
Children of the Revolution is a national research and performance project devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert with the support of The National Library of Ireland and various local authorities. This project will feature an ensemble of traditional musicians and singers from throughout the island, many with strong Wexford connections who are direct descendants of people involved in The 1916 Rising. The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 4th Quarter, 2016.