The Donegal 2016 Steering Committee is inviting local groups, organisations and individuals to be part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, with an information event to be held in Carndonagh.
The steering committee, which includes elected members, representatives of the public participation network and Council staff, will host public information events throughout the county in November, for anyone interested in Donegal’s local programme, as part of Ireland 2016.
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, includes seven strands; State Ceremonial; Historical Reflection; An Teanga Bheo/The Living Language; Youth and Imagination; Cultural Expression; Community Participation; Global and Diaspora.
Donegal’s 2016 Centenary Programme is the outcome of consultations with interested local groups, organisations and individuals, who were invited to participate in the planning and implementation of the local programme.
Led by the Donegal 2016 Steering Committee the programme contains events and initiatives ranging across all seven strands of the Ireland 2016 programme.
Some of the events planned for Donegal include:New video artwork by Willie Doherty: Internationally renowned artist Willie Doherty will make a new video artwork in response to the Centenary of the Easter Rising 1916. The project is commissioned in partnership with Nerve Centre Derry, Kerlin Gallery Dublin and Matt’s Gallery London and is one of only nine projects to receive funding under the Arts Council’s open call on the Irish imagination for which over 250 applications were received.
Irish and English Folk: A 1916 Centenary Project exploring the relationship between Ireland and England through folk song and music. The weekend will feature a programme of talks, films, sessions, concerts and commissions by leading Irish and English folk musicians as part of the Earagail Arts Festival.
Allingham Festival Hedge School: The Allingham Arts Association will host a lively round-table discussion with historians and well-known personalities on the theme of Remembering and Commemorating the events of 1916 and is taking place during this years Allingham Arts Festival.
Foras Cultúir Uladh: An event to commemorate the leaders of the 1916 Rising’s outlook on linguistic and cultural affairs. A symposium will be organised by Oideas Gael on 5th July 2016 in Foras Cultúir Uladh with a panel of speakers to talk on the subject “The Irish Language belongs to everyone”.
The purpose of the information events is to ensure that everyone in Donegal is informed about the various activities that are scheduled to take place in Donegal and to provide an opportunity to add more information on other planned events to the on-line programme.
The information events will begin at 2.00pm as follows: Monday 9th November at Carndonagh Public Services Centre; Tuesday 10th November at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny; Wednesday 11th November at Donegal Public Services Centre; Monday 16th November at Milford Public Services Centre; Tuesday 17th November at County House, Lifford; Thursday 19th November at Dungloe Public Services Centre.
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the venue you wish to attend.
For more information on the Donegal 2016 Programme visit www.donegalcoco.ie