Huge crowds expected in Kiltyclogher

Kiltyclogher set to go back in time

Huge crowds expected in Kiltyclogher

Kiltyclogher village, famous as the homeplace of Sean MacDiarmada, one of the main instigators of the 1916 Rising and a signatory of The Proclamation, is holding a number of unique events this year to commemorate the Centenary of the Rising.

The first of these events is a recreation of St Patrick’s Day 1916 which will, of course, take place on St Patrick’s Day 2016.

Starting at 1.30pm, the village will be returned to how it might have looked in 1916 including market day stalls and a traditional parade in costumes of the time.

In order to facilitate the “car-free” atmosphere of 1916, visitors will be asked to park at the Rainbow Ballroom in Glenfarne where shuttle buses to Kiltyclogher will be provided.

The traditional atmosphere will be enhanced by speeches from revolutionaries and dramatic scenes taking place in the street. Heritage displays of bread and butter making will mix with music and entertainment in the old style.

Kiltyclogher Community Council are also delighted to welcome the members of the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation, a non-political, non-profit organisation dedicated to recording and preserving the history and artefacts of the Irish Volunteers in the years 1913-1922.

They are kindly bringing a fascinating exhibition of actual arms, uniforms, medals, documents and photographs from the era to Kiltyclogher Community Centre on March 17 and 18 from 10am to 4pm.

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