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List: 1916 Rising centenary celebrations

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List: 1916 Rising centenary celebrations

The Sunday World have compiled a list of events surrounding the 1916 Rising centenary celebrations.

Remembrance ceremony

A remembrance ceremony for all those who died during the events of 1916 will be held in the Garden of Remembrance this Saturday.

The event will have music and poetry, and will be attended by president Michael D. Higgins.

A plaque will be unveiled, which will be inscribed with a specially commissioned poem to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The event will begin at noon, and will be open to the public, but on a first come first serve basis.

Commemoration ceremony

The Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising will take place at 10 am.

The President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland, followed by a minute's silence for all those who died.

The National Flag on top of the GPO will then be raised to full mast and the ceremony will conclude with the playing of the National Anthem.

A reading of the proclamation will also take place.  

The parade which will be led by the Defence Forces will follow the ceremony and commence at St. Stephen's Green.

This event is open to the public who will be able to view the parade all along the parade route.

RTÉ 1916: Reflecting the Rising

RTÉ 1916: Reflecting the Rising is a large-scale multi-locational public event will take place in Dublin on Easter Monday from 11am - 6 pm.

The event will include hundreds of talks, walking tours, music, dance, street art, street theatre, and moments of reflection and celebration.

Hundreds of free events with a historical element are planned over eight city centre public zones which will be open to all.

Thousands of free tickets will be made available for indoor events; it is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment as capacity in some spaces could be a concern.

Tickets can be booked through this website:

Around the country

State Ceremonial Events around the county - Synchronised wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at 1.15 pm – the time that the first shots of the 1916 Rising were fired.

These will take place in Ashbourne, Athenry, Cork City and Enniscorthy.

Ashbourne, County Meath

The event includes a re-enactment of the Battle of Ashbourne which commences at 10.45am and a State ceremonial event commencing at 12.15pm to commemorate the centenary of the Battle.

Athenry, County Galway

The State Ceremonial event will begin at 11.20am with Aeraíocht – a presentation and celebration of the cultural traditions of the county in music, song, dance and poetry.

This will be followed with a parade of representatives from each of County Galway’s GAA clubs from Kenny Park to arrive at the Arch.

Cork City

The public are invited to assemble on the Grand Parade at 11.45am.

Live music will feature performances by the Defence Forces Band, Peadar Ó Riada, Cór Chúil Aodha and Eimear Coughlan on harp.

The State Ceremonial Programme will commence at 12 noon.

Enniscorthy, County Wexford

The Enniscorthy Ceremony commences at 11.30am with the 1916 Centenary Parade.